If you, like us here at Another Voice with Jason and Eric want to encourage informed and active participation in our government, might I suggest you consider becoming a member of the League of Women Voters of Greenville County? The League has a decades old reputation for nonpartisan advocacy on the behalf of voting rights for all. Take a minute to check out their web site here.
Only a day and a half left before the 2012 “Vote Informed” Candidate Forum and we are excited and looking forward to a great evening! We have 17 candidates lined up, the volunteers are ready to go and all that is left is to fill the auditorium with voters eager to learn. That’s where you come in. If everyone of you would invite just 2 other voters, we could ensure that the University Center Auditorium is packed. What do you say, can we fill the Auditorium? I think we can.
Don’t forget, you’ll be able to pick up a sample ballot, find what districts you are in and where your polling place will be at the Forum.
Listed below, you will find the candidates that will be attending and the offices they are seeking: (more…)
Today, we held a voter registration drive in McAlister Square and it was a great success. We registered or updated the registrations of 16 people. So glad to see folks making sure they can make their voices heard.
Next step: the 2012 “Vote Informed” Candidate Forum. Join us Oct. 22nd from 6pm-8pm in the University Center auditorium in McAlister Square as we listen to the candidates tell us the reasons we should vote for them. We’ve invited all the candidates on the ballot, so come on out to get informed.
If you weren’t able to make it out to our registration drive today, visit the registration drive being held by the League of Women Voters of Greenville County tomorrow celebrating the National Voter Registration Drive Day. They will be in the University Center tomorrow from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
We started today’s show with an interview with the Director of Elections for Greenville, Conway Belangia as we prepared for
“Be Another Voice…Register to Vote voter registration drive today.
Then we focused on Gov. Romney’s private fundraiser comments about 47% of Americans being Obama supporters who feel the government owes them.
Over 200 candidates knocked out of the running before the first vote was cast, names appearing on the ballot that could not be chosen and voters confused by district changes and overwhelmed by a constant barrage of “who’s the latest to be kicked off the ballot” does not bode well for a successful day of voting. But South Carolinians still came out to vote yesterday, far fewer than we would have liked but they did come out.
So what happened?
Interviewed Susan Douglas, executive director of Loaves and Fishes Greenville
just two days before Leap Day
South Carolina Election Commission proves SC Attorney General Wilson wrong with an
investigation of 207 of the alleged “zombie” voters.
South Carolina Legislature is working on legislation to make third party registration drives more difficult, we demonstrated how that is another example of a solution in search of a problem.
First Iowa, then New Hampshire had their turn saying who they wanted to oppose President Obama, Saturday, South Carolina made our voice heard, and boy did we make our voice heard. When the votes were all counted, the First Primary in the South threw a real curve ball to the nation’s political soothsayers. (more…)
With one debate on the books and another scheduled for next Monday evening, the 2012 Presidential campaign is off to the races. With enough candidates on the Republican side to field a couple of basketball teams, we are guaranteed to hear more than our fill of campaign promises. For now, the folks wearing the Elephant pins will be the ones making commitments, but soon enough President Obama will have to add his list of promises to the discussion. Campaign promises, obviously, are nothing new. From “a chicken in every pot,” to “No New Taxes, “ campaign promises are the bread and butter of electioneering. (more…)
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