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Early voting starts TODAY, Monday the 14th on to the 25th.
You should vote because you should care about the issue(s) health, education, economy, environment, immigration, religion, privacy, war, etc.
Who we vote for makes decision on these issues that affect us all.
Do you like paying taxes? Either way, the government spends you tax money, whether it be a little or a lot, the people who get elected help decide how it should spent?
You determines who gets elected to congress, which is in charge of coming up with the yearly budget and apportionment of state money.
More information about voting in the RGV is here http://aactnow.org/
If you don’t know who to vote for, here are my selections for your consideration.
Some of the races apply only to the district I live on.
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Sadler, said in a political forum that he’d “taken the arrows” in office — even received death threats over his efforts to reform the state tax code.
Member of Congress District 15
He is an incumbent who supports education and has experience.
He has worked for the betterment of our district. When the administration was prepared to compromise on the budget by cutting funding for college loans, he rallied others in Congress to refuse the deal and protected low-income students from losing an opportunity to get an education.
State Representative District 40
The best candidate is Agustin Hernandez, his reasoning for running and his proposals on his website are very convincing and well thought out.
As I was doing research for this I am looking these people up. I have met most of them, Mr Betancourt doesn’t even have a website or it is hard to find. Terry Canalez is an attorney with no real experience or valuable convincing reason being elected. Robert Pena has the experience, he was in a school district and has been part of several business organizations, he would be the candidate that would most likely care for business interest most of all.
Referendum #1 – FOR
Any graduate of a Texas high school, who has lived in the state for at least three years and lived here continuously for the last year, should be eligible for in-state tuition at state supported colleges and universities and given the opportunity to earn legal status through a higher education or military service.
If these students did the work, made the grades, and have lived in Texas for a long time they should be able to go to college. When they graduate, they would become great additions to our state. If they are going to college they are not criminals. Education should be a universal right
Referendum #2 – FOR
Because a college education is increasingly necessary for jobs that allow our citizens to achieve middle class lifestyles and become the entrepreneurs who create the jobs that our economy relies on, we call on the Texas Legislature to fund colleges and universities such that tuition and fees can be affordable to all Texans.
Education is a social equalizer and helps people greatly increase their ability to progress. Students are graduating with greater amounts of debt.
The Texas legislature cut a lot of money to education last year in the 2011 congressional session. Colleges have been affected; they have had to cut down the number of teacher and other areas of school which affects students.
We need to invest in our education to have better inventors, teachers, doctors, scientists, etc. That will bring progress to our state and country.
Referendum #3 – FOR
Should the Texas Legislature allow the people of Texas to vote to legalize casino gambling with all funds generated being used only for education?
We need to keep the money in Texas, people gamble when they do they have to go spend all that money in Las Vegas or other locations, we should keep the money here.
The money needed to support our education system needs to come from somewhere and since corporations don’t want to pay taxes some institution must.
It absence of the Legislature’s willingness to provide needed income to the State, this is an alternative that should be acceptable.
Turnout and voter registration in Texas (by the numbers)
“War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It’s going to take the redesign of our culture and values.”
Congressional Republicans are making a sport of irresponsible attacks to undermine the environment and public health — attaching three dozen radical amendments that should have no place in the Department of Interior budget bill.
In July, when extremists crossed the line and tried to eradicate endangered species protections in this same bill, we helped build a public outcry that stopped the so-called “extinction rider.”
Now, we need another massive show of opposition. Our friends at the League of Conservation Voters are leading the fight against this outrageous bill. Please take action and send a message to your representative now.
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