DES MOINES, Iowa – Los 122.000 votantes demócratas de Iowa que desafiaron el frío la noche del 19 de enero para asistir a las reuniones del Partido Demócrata para escoger su candidato presidencial fue una muestra dramática de su resolución de derrocar a George W. Bush el próximo 2 de noviembre.
When a Republican District Attorney in Waller County, Texas wrote a letter claiming that students at Prairie View A&M University, which has an almost totally African American student population, did not necessarily have the right to vote in the county, 5,000 students marched two and a half hours in wet weather to the courthouse. There they held a big political rally and voter registration celebration.
Who is counting your vote? Now is the time, before November 2004, to ask that and a few other questions.
Congressman Ralph Hall of Rockwall, Texas, handed the congressional rightwing an easy victory on New Year’s Day when he revealed that he was switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party. The Texas congressional delegation is thus split evenly, 16-16.
The 2004 elections are a dramatic backdrop to the fight back against the Bush Medicare wrecking ball.
AUSTIN, Texas – A three-judge panel Jan. 6 upheld a districting plan conceived by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) to add eight or more Republicans to the Texas congressional delegation.
TUCSON, Ariz. – It is going to take a massive grassroots effort to vanquish the millions and millions of dollars flooding the coffers of the Bush campaign from corporate America, the defense industry, the prison industry, and every other mega-corporation that reaps benefits from donating to Bush.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Republican Party has appointed voter challengers to work election day in the 59 precincts in Louisville where African Americans are concentrated.
LAWRENCE, Mass. – Community activist Martina M. Cruz was recently endorsed by the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council in her run for School Committee here. Cruz is one of three candidates being endorsed by the labor council in this year’s municipal elections.
PHILADELPHIA – With only a few days left before the mayoral election, Democratic Mayor John Street, the city’s second African American mayor, reportedly has a 5 percent lead in the polls against Sam Katz, his Republican opponent, with 12 percent of voters undecided.