A step backward for non-English speakers
Original post made by R.S. on Sep 9, 2006
P.S. -- In researching this, I found an article printed in a Gilroy newspaper that says Measure A contains a number of "brazenly" false statements designed to mislead voters. I wonder why the Palo Alto papers haven't printed this yet.
on Sep 9, 2006 at 9:02 pm
Three cheers for Drekmeier. Only citizens can vote and you need to know English to be a citizen. Let's seal the borders!
on Sep 11, 2006 at 1:10 am
The advocates for Measure A were gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot. The singatures did not have to be from a certain race- just registered to vote. Election materials are multi-lingual and prepared by the County so R.S. should not confuse qualifying for the ballot versus the actual ballot and accompanying materials. It is called democracy. Put it on the ballot and let people vote.
on Sep 14, 2006 at 12:50 pm
I'd be interested in knowing whether Drekmeier & Company did any kind of outreach on this ballot measure in the Latino community? It would seem that he gathered signatures only in lilly white areas like Palo Alto. One would hope that he and his team believe (and practice) diversity.