6 Percent of You Care About Your Own City

According to the Dallas county elections office, only 6 percent of Dallas residents will vote in the upcoming runoff. That’s about 70,000 people out of 1 million registered voters. (Shout to People News for the article).

That’s downright sad. I wonder if only 6 percent of Dallas voters will complain 6 months from now about our government leadership. No, that number will be much higher.

Working in various campaigns, I have to look at voting records from time to time. A lot of the people that you think vote, do not.

Negative campaigns sure don’t encourage turnout, so I fear that it might be less. Making it all the more important for those of us that care about democracy.

Lynn Flint-Shaw sent me a media advisory regarding the Super Sunday Voting Event. The info follows after the jump. There are no excuses. VOTE!

SUPER SUNDAY EFFORT PLANNED TO ENCOURAGE CHURCHGOERS TO VOTE IN DALLAS MAYORAL ELECTION African-American pastors to lead ‘get out the vote’ effort for last weekend of early vote


Some of Dallas’ most prominent African-American pastors are leading a Super Sunday “get out the vote” effort to encourage their congregations to vote in the Dallas mayoral election.

Leading the effort are Rev. Freddie Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church, and Rev. Rickie Rush, senior pastor of Inspiring Body of Christ Church. The two churches predict that anywhere from 500 to 1,000 members from each of their churches will caravan to various early vote locations in Dallas’ southern sector, including the Oak Cliff Sub-Courthouse, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Samuell Grand Recreation Center.

Others participating in the GOTV activities include Reverend Brian Carter and his congregation at Concord Missionary Baptist Church; Reverend Jerry Christian, chairman of the African-American Pastors Coalition; St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church and dozens of other churches (FYI – St. Luke’s and other East Dallas churches will vote at Samuell Grand Rec Center, located at 6200 E. Grand).

Also supporting the effort will be the NAACP; Dallas Urban League; members from the black sororities and fraternities; and CAAPCO, the Metroplex’s largest coalition of black professional and community organizations.

Early vote continues today through Tuesday (June 12). Election Day is Sat., June 16.

The early voting drive was started seven years ago by the African American Pastors Coalition (AAPC) in collaboration with other community and advocacy groups.

Rev. Haynes, Rev. Rush and Rev. Christian will be available for comment anytime between 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 10, from 12:30 – 4 p.m. Here is a detailed schedule:
12:30 p.m. Rev. Freddie Haynes III leads caravan from Friendship West Baptist Church (2020 W Wheatland Rd.) to Oak Cliff Sub-Courthouse
1 – 4 p.m. Rev. Haynes and church members arrive at Sub-Courthouse; Rev. Haynes greets voters throughout the afternoon
1:30 p.m. Rev. Rush leads a caravan from The Inspiring Body of Christ (7710 S Westmoreland Rd.)
2 – 4 p.m. Rev. Rush and church members arrive at Sub-Courthouse; Rev.
Haynes greets voters throughout the afternoon


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