NUESTRA VOZ DE NORTH TEXAS


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El Weekender

No 66

Voting Matters

The general election for May 2017 is over.

Those candidates that got more than 50 percent of the vote are declared winners.  Where there were multiple candidates and no one got more than 50 percent of the vote there will be a runoff election in June to determine who the winner is going to be.

It is said that the best term limit policy are elections.  You could say that there is some truth to that.  In Dallas, Monica Alonzo, the incumbent is in a runoff for the city council.  In Fort Worth the incumbent in city council District 3 is being replaced by a newcomer Dr. Brian Byrd.  He represents an area with a high concentration of Latinos.  Latinos that contribute significantly to the economy of Fort Worth.  In the District 2 race, the establishment candidate did not get to 50 percent of the vote and there will be a runoff.

These are local elections.  Keeping constituents satisfied is important.  Perhaps there are no large turnouts in these local elections but you rest assured of one thing, most of those that vote know who they are voting for and why. 

The Republicans have governed with impunity as if they were going to be in control forever.  The main reason for this is that there is no Democratic Party in Texas.  Yes, there is a Democratic Party but it is largely non-functional.  There is no visible Democratic Party in the near future but there is an electorate and the Republican Party has been busy self-destructing lead by their Chief Destructor.  2018 and 2020 may be the opportunity the Democrats need.  Who knows, the Democratic Party has done a great job of self-destructing.  It has done a great job of picking losers to run for governor.

There have been three historic elections around the world in the last year.  There was the Brexit vote in England, the election of Donald Trump and the election of Emmanuel Macron in France.  In all three elections there was a sizeable voting bloc ready to elect their candidate regardless of how well that person was prepared to be the leader.  They had the same vision as those the voted for Brexit and Trump.  The French electorate responded to the threat and showed up to vote to quell the threat.  We can expect the same response from the American electorate.  If we only had a Macron….

In Texas no politician should be given a blank check.  We have seen town hall meetings that have become noisy.  In typical Trump fashion  the protesters are paid to show up.  We shall find out.

For the runoff elections, all registered voters will be able to vote even if they did not vote in the general elections.  If you did not vote in the general election, how about voting then???

How small can these elections be?  One person got elected with 50% of the vote.  A total of 4.

To the Mega Marchers of Dallas.  If you are an American citizen, did you vote?

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Coming Saturday May 13th it’s the unveiling of the KNON exhibit at the Texas Musicians Museum!

The KNON exhibit will feature KNON’s original broadcast console, the production room door from the legendary San Jacinto Street. The White House where it all began, early event posters, photos and more.

Find out more about the story of The Voice of The People! KNON DJ’s from all formats will be on hand to celebrate!!

A KNON Music Festival will follow the ceremony in the Texas Music Garden at the Museum. Come out and see a day of music starring a line up representing KNON’s musical diversity!

Starring BLUES from Andrew Jr. Boy Jones Blues band featuring Kerri Lepai!! GOSPEL from The Relatives!! CUMBIA from Los Kombers! REGGAE from Bum Lucky  And a special KNON DJ All-Star Revue!

The Texas Musicians Museum is located at 222 East Irving Boulevard in Irving.

For more information and tickets KNON.org. VIP tickets are available to be the first to see the exhibit. VIP Doors open at 3pm and general admission begins at 4!

Come celebrate Your Community Radio Station KNON !!!


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