Monday, February 26, 2007

Kansas: Remember to vote on Tuesday

[Updated 10:13 a.m. with new link]

By Diane Silver

In some ways municapal primaries have got to be the most boring election days of all. Almost no one knows the candidates' names and the stakes appear on the surface to be low.

The truth, though, is that city elections can have the most direct impact on your life. If the candidate who supports your views on everything from social policy to city streets doesn't make it past the primary then you've got problems in your own neighborhood.

This is particularly true this year for lesbians and gays in Lawrence where members of the City Commission are up for a vote. If you are registered, please join me in voting tomorrow. Limit your votes to the three candidates endorsed by the Kansas Equality PAC. I think you can vote for more commission candidates, but if you do you run the risk of diluting the impact of your vote.

The endorsed candidates are:
  • Carey Maynard-Moody
  • David Schauner
  • Boog Highberger
Developers are making a huge push to elect a more conservative commission. Don't let them take control.

For more details on the election, check out my earlier post.

Mike Silverman has a nice overview of the Lawrence City Commission race and links to some useful material from the Lawrence Journal-World. Thanks Mike!


Blue Girl, Red State said...

Unlike the current administration, I know when to cut my losses.

Blue Girl, Red State has become Blue Girl, Red State.

I started the thing by the seat of my pants in a fit of pique at my juvenile offender of a Governor. It kept growing. I kept adding stuff as readers hipped me to undiscovered sites and the link list grew and grew, with no rhyme nor reason, just alphabetized.

Ever since the update to “New Blogger” I haven’t been able to upload video and sometimes my pictures didn’t show up, even thought the html was there. I tried every fix imaginable, and don’t anyone dare send me any more “fixes” – I’m done. That ship has sailed. I have programmed on punchcards, and I know when to walk away and start over.

Since I plan on doing this blogging thing for a while, I decided to start fresh with a new URL and a new Google Account, and give the old girl a total makeover in the process. The links-lists are organized and links no one bothered clicking have been eliminated from the revamped version.

My quid pro quo blogging buddies got their own links list. Come check out your new position of prominence! Now you can be Welcome to the Revolution In This Moment and Someone will probably care, front and center, not mixed in with the Atrios and the Political Animal and all the incarnations of Talking Points Memo.

For now, all posts are going up in both places, and I will be reminding frequently of the move at the old place. The next time you are in the templates screen, you might make a mental note to update your links list with the new URL. Thanks!


Blue Girl, Red State said...

Well, that would have been a lot more clever if every single one of the links weren't mangled...

Diane Silver said...

Hey there, Blue Girl!

Thanks for the new prominence, and good luck on your new digs. For what it's worth, I've never been able to get linking to work out right in a comment.

Here is Blue Girl's new url:

By the way, I intend to move my blog to the new template soon. That should help me in a variety of areas, including adding an RSS feed. Stay tuned.

I will update your link on my blogroll.