Political Roundup, More Jobs Under Democrats, and What You’ll Need to Vote

July 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm by: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Economic Development, Voting Rights

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With [officially less than] 100 days to go until election day, Michelle Obama asks each of us to register to vote and get out the vote:

And with GOP voter suppression efforts and the recent passage of Voter ID laws in several states in high gear, educate yourself, friends, and family members on what documentation you need to obtain before going to the polls this year. If you don’t have proper ID, you can be turned away from the polls. The very point of these ID laws is to suppress votes by black, people of color, and the elderly. The republicans aren’t even hiding this anymore. A Florida Republican has straight up said the purpose of voter ID laws is to suppress the black vote. Here are a few resources you will need:

Have you registered to vote? Register now, if you haven’t.

Barack Obama released a great ad last week called “The Choice.”

Mitt Romney made an ass of himself, embarrassed America, and shamed Anglo-saxon heritage this past week as well:

Did you also know that the guy in the You Didn’t Build That Romney Ad received millions in government money and also agrees with Obama? Check it out here.

Trying to reinvent the boogeyman while disregarding history and geography, the Romney campaign also warned about threats from the Soviet Union this week.

And finally, did you know that private jobs increase more when Democrats are in the White House?

Democrats hold the edge though they occupied the Oval Office for 23 years since Kennedy’s inauguration, compared with 28 for the Republicans. Through April, Democratic presidents accounted for an average of 150,000 additional private-sector paychecks per month over that period, more than double the 71,000 average for Republicans.

The debate over jobs intensified last week, when the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a total of 115,000 private and government jobs in April, fewer than forecast and the smallest number in six months.

Private payrolls grew by 130,000 and, for the first time under President Barack Obama, surpassed the total in January 2009, when he took office.

More Private Jobs Gained Under Democratic Leadership

And now Newsweek is asking if Romney is too insecure to be President.

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Si se puede,