Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vote Obama Biden, Election Day Nov. 6th, Early Voting Monday, Oct. 22, Latino Wards, Halloween House, Boxing

          THE RE-ELECTION of Democratic candidates President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hinges on a massive Latino voter turnout. The stakes are high and the Latino vote, Latino’s being 17% of the population, is the critical swing vote in this Presidential election on November 6, 2012. Every Latino and/or Latina who is able to vote MUST vote in this election. The power of the Latino vote in America politics must be heard and respected. Latino political leaders, community leaders and civic leaders must strongly tell their respective constituents the importance of voting for President Obama and Vice President Biden. 
          PRESIDENT OBAMA and Vice President Biden represent leadership you can trust in governing the future of America for the next four years. Obama and Biden genuinely care about the middle class, seniors, veterans, unemployed, sick and the underprivileged.  Both Obama and Biden are honest men who continue to work in the best interest of ALL Americans. 
Vice President Joe Biden
          LET ME REMIND you that in his first term of office, President Obama quickly took action to save America from another economic depression. Obama’s predecessor former Republican President George W. Bush left office with a disastrous bankrupted economy with high employment and a foreign policy in which all European leaders disrespected America; damaging the image and respect of America within foreign affairs. The Bush administration put America into two costly wars—Iraq and Afghanistan-- costing American taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars, not to mention the lives lost of our sons and daughters fighting those wars.
          WITH RESPECT to Social Security benefits, Medicare and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare”, President Obama and Vice President Biden will protect these benefits. Obama’s record is clear, he saved the auto industry, put restrictions on the SEC to prevent further “ponzi’s schemes,’ ended the war in Iraq and had terrorist Osama bin Laden killed on May 1, 2011. AND, Obama is committed to end the war in Afghanistan in 2014. In just four years, President Obama’s leadership has restored the respect and trust of America’s foreign policies with foreign leaders. We must vote to continue moving FORWARD!
          UNFORTUNATELY, the Obama administration has been unable to promote their political agenda because of the gridlock in Congress caused by the members of the Republican Party.  Ever since the Republican members took control of the Congress they have stonewalled all of Obama’s economic measures which would have put Americans back to work, giving the middle class and small businesses tax relief. It is the Republicans who are keeping America from moving ahead, economically. America’s middle class are suffering from the politics of the Republican Party.
          ON IMMIGRATION: The only solution in solving the illegal immigration of undocumented people in America is to give them full amnesty. However, President Obama is unable to support this solution because America’s immigration laws, policies and politics prevent him from supporting amnesty. Obama’s administration continues to challenge Republican controlled states from passing illegal immigration laws, like Arizona, causing hardship to undocumented families. Obama supports the Dream Act, an Act which gives work permits to “dreamers”, students over the age of 18, who ‘dream’ of becoming working professionals. But this is not enough. 
          A BIPARTISAN Congress is needed to give amnesty and full citizenship to illegal immigrants.  President Obama has tried to work with Republicans in the Congress, but to no avail. Historically, America has given amnesty to undocumented immigrants under different circumstances. Today, the MAJORITY of undocumented immigrants in America are working, law abiding and consumers who pay sales taxes. Again, in my opinion, these reasons alone qualify them for citizenship. It is time to solve the immigration problem because it continues to drain the resources of America as families suffer. 
          ELECTION DAY: The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, Chicago voters will vote for:
  • President & Vice President of the United States
  • Representatives in U.S. Congress (all districts) 
  • State Senators (all districts)
  • Representatives in the Illinois General Assembly (all districts)
  • Commissioners (3) for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • Judges (Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts)
  • Cook County State's Attorney, Circuit Court Clerk and Recorder of Deeds
  • Members of the Cook County Board of Review (tax appeals) (all districts)
  • Retention of Judges
  • Voters also will decide referenda questions, including: 
  • whether to amend the state Constitution regarding pensions; 
  • whether to have the state fund Chicago teacher pensions as is the practice elsewhere in the state; whether to advise the federal government to amend the constitution to allow for banning corporate campaign contributions; and,
  • whether to allow Chicago to aggregate [to collect into one mass] electrical service.               

          EARLY VOTING: Be an “early voter” which starts on Monday, Oct. 22 to Nov. 3, 2012. You can vote early Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in all of the 50 wards. Here are the locations to vote early in the eight Latino wards:           
          WARD 1: Goldblatts Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave. 
          WARD 12: McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road. 
          WARD 22: Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.
          WARD 25: Chinatown Library, 2353 S. Wentworth Ave. 
          WARD 26: Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. Sacramento Ave 
          WARD 30: Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. 
          WARD 31: Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont Ave.
          WARD 35: Independence Library, 3548 W. Irving Park Rd. 
          To vote early, you need to show the election judge a photo ID. Questions? Call 312/269-7900 or log on chicagoelections.com 


          BOXING FANS: The 'Slug Fest' DVD showing between Chico Corrales vs. Jose L. Castillo fought on May 7, 2005  is this Saturday, Oct. 20th at 2 p.m., at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. FREE ADMISSION.