United We Stand
The San Antonio Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People celebrated their 70th Freedom Fund Dinner this past weekend. This year’s theme, “Our Unity is Our Power” was eloquently presented by keynote speaker, Ms. Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the NAACP Tennessee Conference. Ms. Sweet-Love started and ended her speech with 1 Corinthians 1:10,
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
The NAACP was at the forefront of the fight for our voter rights and we are in the midst of an election season. It may have quietly approached because the ballot may seem unassuming but there are critical items on the Bexar County ballot requiring our informed and united front. In all elections, education and action is the key.
There are ten (10) state constitutional amendment propositions, featured in last week’s issue by columnist, Cory James. Also on the ballot are the following:
San Antonio River Authority (SARA) General Election, District 1 (South and Southwest side of Bexar County) Note: The sample ballot at bexar.org only shows the election for District 1. The SARA website indicates elections for District 1 and 2. District 2 is the west side of Bexar County.
Green Valley Special Utility District General Election
Castle Hills Special Election - Alderman Place 1 and 3
Converse General Election - Mayor, City Council Place 1, 3, and 5
Schertz General & Special Election - Mayor, City Council Place 1,2,4
Hill Country Village Bond Election - 3 propositions
Sandy Oaks Bond, General & Special Election - Alderman Place 1,3,4, and 5
Windcrest General & Special Election - Mayor, City Council Place 1,4 and 5
Somerset ISD Bond Election
Bexar County Emergency Services Special Election, District 4 (Northwest San Antonio: roughly bordered by of IH-10, Babcock Road, Scenic Loop Road and Toutant Beauregard Road.) and District 11 (Northeast San Antonio: roughly bordered by IH-10, Foster Road, Gibbs-Sprawl, Walzem and Ferry Sage Roads)
You can view the sample ballot at bexar.org. For additional ballot information and education, vote411.org is a free and unbiased voter education website provided by the League of Women Voters.
There is power at the ballot box and it starts close to home. Changing the course of our nation, starts with changing the course of our village. Early voting ends tomorrow and Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Be an informed citizen and vote. The village is depending on you.
THIS WEEK’S CALL TO ACTION:
Be an informed voter. Know what is on your ballot.
Take at least one person with you to vote.
Post your “I Voted” picture on our social media pages encouraging others to vote.