Historic mid-term elections are coming up on Nov. 2. If you are a Democrat or lean toward Democrat, use your privilege to vote and pull a straight Democratic ticket to ensure that your President can continue to get work done.
In N.C., we have the chance to replace Sen. Richard Burr with Elaine Marshall. Burr votes against important legislation simply because he votes against Obama. Does this serve his constituents?
We have two folks running in the N.C. General Assembly and this is important. Incumbents Jane Whilden and Martin Nesbitt; remember these names. If we lose these seats, our district lines will be redrawn.
Finally, many in Asheville were disappointed with Heath Shuler’s vote on health care. Did you know that Rep. Shuler did vote yes for the Clean Energy and Security Act, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of ’09, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, Helping Our Families Save Their Homes (’09), and the Credit Card Act (’09)? We need to keep Heath Shuler in to vote for us and Obama.
Do not believe the Republican spin about their imminent take over. Remember, we have the power. We too can vote!
— Fyffe Aschenbrenner