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Tuesday is Election Day. Vote! :: General Election November 5, 2002

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By Hardy Brown

The political pollsters are predicting a low voter turn out for this Tuesday’s election. They say it is because the two statewide candidates are incapable of generating excitement because their personalities do not engender charisma.

That might be true, but it is not a sufficient enough reason for African Americans to be turned off or stay at home on election day. We can never afford the luxury of not voting in this country because the stakes are always too high for us.
Witnessing Haitian’s jumping off boats into the ocean just to be in America, should be evidence enough for us to vote. When we hear that they will be placed in jail then placed on another boat and returned to Haiti just because of the color of their skin, is another reason to vote. When you hear that no other immigrant group is treated that way should be another reason to vote.
When we constantly see that African Americans have twice the unemployment rate as Whites, that’s another reason to vote. As a matter of enhancing our vote we should surely go and vote when others stay home. This has been the hallmark of the Republican party and Jewish community. They have made it a part of their “Have To Do” list and they vote regardless of the candidates or issues. They know practice makes perfect and consistency will eventually get the better candidate. They know that by voting it keeps you in the game.
So this Tuesday go out and vote and stay in the game. The Angels are world champions today because they believed they were still in the game regardless of the score.

STATE of california

Gray Davis

Lieutenant Governor
Cruz m. Bustamante

Secretary of State
Kevin Shelley

State Controller
Steve Westly

State Treasurer
PhiL Angelides

Attorney General
Bill Lockyer

Insurance Commissioner
John Garamendi

Judicial Supreme Court no recommendations

Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals no recommendations

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jack O’Connell

Measures submitted to the voters

State Proposition 46 Yes

State Proposition 47 Yes

State Proposition 48 Yes

State Proposition 49 Yes

State Proposition 50 Yes

State Proposition 51 Yes

State Proposition 52 Yes

San Bernardino County

United States Representative
U.S. Representative, 43rd District

Joe Baca

U.S. Representative, 41st District
Jerry Lewis

State Senate
State Senator, 32nd District

Nell Soto

Member of the State Assembly
State Assembly, 62nd District

John Longville

State Assembly, 61st District
Gloria Negrete McLeod

State Assembly, 63rd District
Doris Wallace


David Eshleman

City Clerk
Bea Watson


City Council
Raymond Rucker, jr.


City Council
Deborah Robertson

City Council
Joseph “Joe” Sampson


County Supervisor, 2nd Supervisorial
jon mikels

County Assessor
Linda Foster

District Attorney
Mike Ramos

School Measures

SBCCD Special Bond P Yes

City Measures

City Charter Amendment C Yes

City Charter Amendment D Yes

Transient Lodging Tax E Yes

Riverside County
Sample Ballot

United States Representative
U.S. Representative, 44th District

Ken Calvert

U.S. Representative, 45th District
Mary Bono

State Senator
State Senator, 36th District

Adrienne Westall

Member of the Sate Assembly
State Assembly, 64th District

Robert Melsh

State Assembly, 66th District
Ray Haynes


County Supervisor, 5th Supervisorial

Marion Ashley

Robert E. Byrd

Los Angeles county

United States Representative
U.S. Representative, 37th District

Juanita McDonald

U.S. Representative, 9th District
Barbara Lee

U.S. Representative, 35th District
Maxine Waters

U.S. Representative, 32nd District
Dianne Watson

State Senate
State Assembly, 26th District

Kevin Murray

Member of the State Assembly
State Assembly, 47th District

Herb Wesson

State Assembly, 51st District
Jerome Horton

State Assembly, 52nd District
Merv Dymally

State Assembly, 48th District
Mark Ridley Thomas

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