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Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates

Dallas Examiner | 5/5/2013, 8:47 a.m. | Updated on 5/6/2013, 9:17 a.m.

The Dallas Examiner

For four consecutive Monday nights in April The Dallas Examiner presented Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates in the auditorium of the African American Museum with the support of several community organizations. Events like these aren’t successful on their own. It takes work, commitment and teamwork.

Our sponsors include:

• The Dallas Chapter of the NAACP

• Urban League of Greater Dallas

• Greater Dallas Urban League Young Professionals

• Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

• Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

• Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

• Theta Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

• Iota Phi Theta

• Dallas Association of Realtists

• Pan-Hellenic Council

• KHVN

We would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors and to Dr. Harry Robinson, founder and CEO of the African American Museum. We also want to thank our moderators Casey Thomas of the Dallas NAACP and Karl Banks of KHVN.

The series of forums are designed to provide community members an opportunity to meet the candidates, personally ask them questions, and hear directly from those men and women vying to represent them.

The Dallas Examiner does not endorse candidates. We believe that voters should be informed when they go to the polls and we make every effort to do so.

In an added effort to educate the community, The Dallas Examiner also published news articles on Monday Night Politics.

It is our goal that everyone eligible will vote.

A humanitarian once said, “I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” Everyone over the age of 18 can vote and each vote matters.

Had it not been for one Thurgood Marshall, the doors to some of the finest institutions in America would still be barred to our children. Had it not been for one Martin Luther King Jr., Blacks would not be able to vote today. These individuals joined their forces with countless others so that we could enjoy the liberties we share today. But what if these individuals refused to take their place in the annals of American history? What if they said, “I am only one person. What can I do?”

One person can make a powerful difference. One vote can mean the difference in a run-off or a sure win.

Throughout the years, The Dallas Examiner has dedicated itself toward the empowerment of African Americans. This is especially in terms of one of the most basic rights and responsibilities every American has – voting.

On our website, found at http://www.dallasexaminer.com, we maintain a Voter Roll Call, a program that will tell the public who went to the polls during previous elections, and who “went fishing.” The purpose of this program is to empower everyone to find out who’s missing in action and encourage them to vote.

If history has taught us anything, it has taught us that things will not get better for African Americans as a people unless each of us does something to make it better. We are responsible for the world we live in. This is why we encourage everyone to become informed, to get involved, and to vote.

The political forums and series of articles are a team effort to educate and inform the community about the importance of voting, the candidates, as well as the election process. And it’s our sincere hope that everyone will become informed and exercise the rights for which our forefathers fought and died.

Vote May 11.