Sunday, September 28, 2008

Voter Registration

The presidential election is less than 40 days away. In order to cast a vote on Tuesday, November 4th you must be a registered voter. The deadline for voter registration starts on Saturday, October 4th.

CLICK ON YOUR HOME STATE TO GET VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION, SOME DATES ARE MAIL ONLY DEADLINES.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th
Alaska (Sunday, October 5th but must be postmarked by October 4th)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Washington (or until Monday, October 20 if in person)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Mississippi
Montana (or same day at elections office)
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Utah (or in person Tuesday, October 28th)
Virginia

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th
Illinois
New Mexico

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th
Missouri

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th
Delaware

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14th
Maine (or on Election Day at polling place)
Maryland
Nevada
New Jersey
Oregon

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th
Massachusetts
West Virginia
Wisconsin (or on Election Day at polling place)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th
California
Kansas
South Dakota

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21st
Connecticut

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24th
Alabama
Iowa (or on Election Day at polling place)
Nebraska (mail by Friday, October 17th)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th
Vermont

The following states have Election Day Registration:

Idaho
Minnesota
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Wyoming

Additional voter registration information:

Rock the Vote
Vote411.org
Proud Black Voter

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

To Debate or Not to Debate!

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain called for his rival Barack Obama to join him in suspending their campaigns, postponing Friday's debate, and work together to deal with the financial crisis.

McCain, speaking at former President Clinton's Global Initiative session in New York, said he would put politics aside and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems.

Sen. Barack Obama agreed with Sen. McCain about dealing with the financial crisis but rejected his call for postponing the debate. In a press conference today, Sen. Obama said "I think it is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once. I don't see why we can't be constructive in helping with this problem."

McCain insists he will not attend the debate if no agreement is reached on the bailout. He is also proposing that the VP debate be postponed indefinitely.

I hope Sen. Obama continues to demand the debate. A president has to be able to multi-task, to handle the problems of the the United States and the world. If McCain cannot handle this crisis and campaign how does he expect to handle the presidency.

What's your perspective?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Four Little Girls


Today, marks the 45th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killing Denise McNair(age 11), Addie Mae Collings, Carole Robertson, and Cynthina Wesley(all ages 14).

Let us not forget.



A Lady's Perspective

Sunday, September 14, 2008



Click here to find out if you are registered to vote.

Democracy by Langston Hughes

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

Freedom
Is a strong seed
Planted
In a great need.

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.