Democracy means filling out a ballot.
Today is election day in Tennessee where local and state races are on the ballot. Voting is a right and a duty that I take seriously.
Here in Hamilton County, Tennessee we are electing a new mayor, district attorney and sheriff. Let’s hope for the best that there will be fair minded people who will serve and lead our community.
NO winner was declared tonight. There will be a runoff in April between the two leading candidates Tim Kelly and Kim White. There will be a winner decided then.
Only 25% of the eligible voters cast ballots today. Not a good number if you ask me.
The City of Chattanooga is holding local elections today for Mayor and city council representatives. Businessman Tim Kelly and civic organizer Kim White are the leading contenders for the mayoral race. I will let you know who wins tonight after the votes are tabulated. The winner will replace two-term Mayor Andy Berke.
We in America just finished a national political cycle by electing a new President in Joe Biden. However local politics has more impact on the lives of people than those who are in national capitals.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee we are having a mayoral election coming up in March. These are mailers from two of the leading candidates who running for mayor. Tim Kelly is a businessman and Kim White is a community leader.
There are other candidates who are running but so far they haven’t sent anything. Doing mailings like this requires deep pockets. These candidates are also running TV commercials too. Unlike the national races you aren’t seeing any mud being slung which is refreshing.
So local politics is local and voting is as important if not more so. Voting is always important no matter what because democracy is a verb in as much as it is a noun.
We are strongest when we see the most vulnerable in our society, bear witness to their struggles, and then work to create systems to make it better.Stacey Abrams, Georgia voter community organizer
This meme is inspired from the movie Groundhog Day where the same day keeps happening over and over again. In the United States counting takes time now.
The vote is the most powerful non violent tool, instrument we have in a democratic society.United States Civil Rights Icon John Lewis