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Wake Up Macon!

November 2007

                                   

 

Youíre Invited!

 

 

 

 

By James Wright

 

 

A very important event will occur on November 6, 2007.  You are invited but will you be there?  This event will be held at all polling locations.  The time is 7am to 7pm.  Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in this event in order to determine the future of Macon.

 

However, you can participate only if you have done your part and registered to vote.  Otherwise youíre not invited.  If you have demonstrated a lack of concern in your own destiny by not registering to vote, you will not be admitted to the event.

 

If you are registered to vote, by all means, come one, come all.  Attend the event and vote for the candidate who will best serve your destiny.  In this upcoming election, there are two candidates running in the mayoral election, Democratic nominee Robert Reichert and Republican nominee David Cousino.  Which of these candidates would best represent our needs throughout the city of Macon?

 

Before you attend, ask yourself these questions:

 

1.    What are your expectations in the candidate you would like to see elected?

2.    What are the personal qualities that you could respect in a candidate?

3.    What are your candidateís views on the numerous issues that we, as African Americans, face today?  Do they reflect integrity and morals?  Is it possible that the candidate is racist or self-serving?

 

Racism, unemployment, homelessness, hunger, lack of education, childrenís health care, high crime rates, and substandard pay and benefits are just a few of the things that your candidate should be concerned about.

 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of the most important pieces of legislation ever enacted that affects African Americans.  This legislation insured that African Americans are given the same opportunity as other races to attend this party.  Many civil rights activists sacrificed their lives for us to be able to vote.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and others made sure that you got an invitation to this event. 

 

 

There are those who would like to return to the days of old. Public lynchings were a daily occurrence; an egregious sin that seems to want to rear itís ugly head through hanging nooses and other forms of public displays of hate.  Would we return to the darkness or will we expose hate and racism to the light for what it really is?

 

Are you registered to vote?  If so, are you going to exercise this hard-won right on November 6, 2007?  Failure to do so could cause a devastating affect on the outcome of this election.  History shows us that African Americans are still lagging in voter participation.  This must change if we are ever to affect legislation that concerns us as a race.  You have the opportunity to determine who would be the next mayor of Macon.

 

Do you have a valid photo ID?  Be sure and have yours ready when you arrive at the polls to place your vote.  Georgia law states that you must have identification when voting.

 

Most churches assist in voter registration.  Please contact your church and see what you need to do in order to attend this event.  Ask for a ride if you need one; get your friends and neighbors involved.  Make it your personal goal to help get as many voters to the polls as possible.  This is the most effective way to bring about change for the African American community.   Remember, be prayerful before voting.  You want your vote to reflect your heart and the needs of the community.

 

Again, everyone is invited; come as you are.  Just come with an open mind and heart.  Make your wishes known at the polls on November 6, 2007.  Remember, your vote counts.  Together, we can bring about change that can and will greatly affect your future.  If you donít attend any other event this year, donít miss this one.

 

As always, Carpet Express is at the forefront of a positive African American movement into the 21st century.

 

We would like your thoughts or opinions on this or any other editorial.  Email us at carpetexpressofmaconinc@yahoo.com 

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