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I have never voted for a winning Presidential ticket until now

I have been voting since 1982 so my first Presidential election was 1984 and we know how that went. In 1986 I left the party when the local Democratic Party endorsed my Republican opponant instead of me because they didn't want a student on the county commission. I have voted third party or independent in every presidential election between '86 and when I rejoined the party in '05.

So hopefully my streak will be broken this year.

Just when i thought there was going to be more unity

I got this email from my sister in law who lives in Philadelphia. She is the dumbest smart person I know. My response follows:

Dear Red States...

We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and
we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware, that includes Hawaii , Oregon , Washington ,
Minnesota , Wisconsin , Michigan , Illinois and all the Northeast. We
believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the slave states.
We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of
Liberty . You get Dollywood.

We get Intel, Apple and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard.

Junior Johnson endorses Obama

Richard Petty is not going to like this:

Join me in supporting Barack, My family and I have given this election a lot of thought.

Our country is in a rough spot, and we're going to need some serious change. There's only one candidate ready to deliver it -- and that's Barack Obama.

Every day I talk to someone else who's never voted for a Democrat, but now they're voting for Barack Obama. They realize that Barack understands what we're going through here in North Carolina. And they're ready for change.

So I've made up my mind, and I'm ready to get involved. I know that I could never have won a race without my pit crew, and I know Barack can't win this one without us.

Can you sign up to volunteer this last crucial week?

I took some first time voters to the polls today

One of our intiatives during early voting is called "Souls to the Polls" where we get houses of faith and other faith based orgs to get their people out to vote on the Sunday during the early voting period. I volunteered to ferry people from one of our transitional housing projects to the nearest early voting sites.

These are people who are trying to get off the streets and just need some help. Most are chemical dependent but they have to be clean to stay in the housing. We had a voter registration drive at these projects last month and now we were getting them to vote. I took several people to vote for the first time today. You could see the pride in their faces when they walked out with their early voting stickers on. It brought tears to my eyes.

Mecklenburg Voter Engagement Coalition

The MVEC is a coalition of groups that spans all segments of our county and has been very busy this year. With a grant from BluePrint NC and money from several of our member groups we produced a local voter guide, are providing rides to the polls, registered thousands of voters and brought together groups that normally would not be working together.

Our coalition includes:
Focus on Future Leaders, Inc.
32nd and 33rd District Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Center for Community Transitions
CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College)
Charlotte ACORN
Charlotte H.E.L.P. (Helping Empower Local People)
Coalition of Young Black Entrepreneurs
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Democracy North Carolina/Charlotte

Char O endorses Hagan

I looked back through the archives and didn't see this posted so if it is old news, sorry.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/story/248415.html

North Carolina voters seek three key things from the people they send to the U.S. Senate: independent thinking, fierce advocacy for the state and tangible results. Those solid rules of thumb reflect the state's non-nonsense values.

Those values are why voters should make a change in the U.S. Senate Nov. 4. In that race Sen. Elizabeth Dole, 72, a Republican, is seeking a second term. Challenging her is Democrat Kay Hagan, 55, a state senator for 10 years.....

a tale of two offices

It was the best of times (to be a Democrat), it was the worst of times (to be a Republican).....

I just got back from my lunch time errands and I want to relate an observation I made over the last hour. I first went by the Mecklenburg County Democratic Headquarters to pick up the money from this past weeks sales (I am the county treasurer). The place was hopping! People coming in to get their Obama/Biden yard signs, volunteers stuffing envelopes, phones ringing off the hook, even saw a couple of candidates stop in. The Hagan office is right next door and they were very busy also.

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