Thoughts on Viernes (Early Vote Sabado Edition) 02222014

Go forth and vote early!

During early voting you can vote at any polling location, which can be found here. Don’t know who’s on the ballot? Well, click here and find your very own sample ballot.  And did you know you need an acceptable ID to vote? Well, click here and find out what IDs are acceptable.

Vote JULIA MALDONADO for the 246th-Dem Primary

I may be helping her out on her campaign, but State Senator Sylvia Garcia, Democrats, Organized Labor, Colleagues and the Chron can’t be wrong.

The Rest of Team DC

U.S. Senate:  Undecided Between Alameel and Scherr
Congress, District 7 – James Cargas
Governor – Wendy Davis
Lt. Governor – Leticia Van de Putte (Unopposed, but yeah!)
Ag. Commissioner – Hugh Asa Fitzsimons
Railroad Commissioner – Steve Brown
113th District Judge – Steven Kirkland
246th District Judge – Julia Maldonado
280th District Judge – Barbara Stalder
308th District Judge – Bruce Steffler
District Attorney – Kim Ogg
County Clerk –  Ann Harris Bennett
County Court at Law #10 – George Barnstone
*Senate District 15 – John Whitmire (I reside in SD13, but this one is the obvious choice for my friends in 15.)
* Texas House District 145 – Carol Alvarado (I reside in 137, but the Rep. is another one of those obvious choices.)


In a tough district, there’s no doubt that we need to build toward winning. My friend James Cargas has been doing that since 2012, and he deserves another shot at Tea Party Culberson. James has the experience and the maturity that Congress needs to get things done. At the moment, we are stuck on neutral (some say, reverse) and we need a common sense voice to bring solutions to DC, rather than the same old “gotcha” politics of Culberson. Cargas is right on all of the issues, especially comprehensive immigration reform. I’m sticking with him in 2014.

The Referedum Referenda Referendums?

There are also four non-binding referendums on the Democratic Primary ballot and I suggest you answer YES to all of them.

IMMIGRATION REFORM:  The United States Congress must pass immigration reform; including an earned path to citizenship for those individuals contributing to the economy and the dependents of those individuals.

A LIVING WAGE FOR ALL TEXANS:  Congress should pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage to at least 110% of the federal poverty level for a family of four without exception.

MEDICAID EXPANSION:  The Governor and the Texas Legislature should accept federal funds; as provided in the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010; for the expansion of Medicaid to provide coverage to millions of uninsured and underinsured Texans.

NON-DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION:  The Congress and the Texas Legislature should adopt legislation that expands protections against discriminations in employment; housing; and public accommodations based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.

MUSIC BREAK – Little Joe – Las Nubes

One response to “Thoughts on Viernes (Early Vote Sabado Edition) 02222014

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:

    You’ve got Thursday and Friday to vote early!