Iranian Nuclear Agreement
Joint Press Release:
Dr. Shirley J. McKellar, PhD., Democrat for U.S. Congress US-TX 1
David E. Cozad, Democrat for U.S. Congress US-TX 6
July 14, 2015 — Arlington, TX: We urge Congress to approve the Iranian Nuclear Agreement as soon as possible. This agreement is essential to providing greater stability in the Middle East to reduce the danger of nuclear war and loss of innocent human life.
Former House Speaker Jim Wright
Speaker Wright was a right and honorable man throughout his life wherever it took him. When life took him off to war, he served as a B-24 bombardier to fight against the foreign forces against democracy, liberty, and freedom. Then when returned from war, he found domestic forces against democracy, liberty, and freedom right here in Texas. He fought those forces by going into politics from a small town mayor to Speaker of the US House of Representatives. His determination and power to fight for the common people made equally powerful enemies. These anti-democracy, anti-liberty, and anti-freedom forces were able to force Speaker Wright from the US House, but not from his determination to continue the fight as a statesman of the people.
We have now lost this tremendous fighter for democracy, liberty, and freedom. And he will be sorely missed.
David E. Cozad
Candidate for US Congress TX6
Solitary South East Arlington Early Voting Location Moved — Last Minute
By David E. Cozad, April 14, 2015
Arlington, TX: Moving one of the heaviest turn-out early voting sites in Tarrant County, (and the only early voting site south of I-20 in Arlington), without an extensive media campaign to notify the residents who normally vote there, is bad government.
Poorly planned and executed, this move of the early polling site from the City of Arlington’s South Service Center to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church gives the impression that it was done for political purposes, perhaps to benefit the incumbents in the local elections in May. This may not be the intent, however perception is vital in maintaining and building trust among constituents. The South Service Center Early Voting location is one of the heaviest minority voting sites in the County. The new location is farther west, leaving the heaviest minority quadrant of Arlington without an Early Voting Location.
I support the NAACP in their objection to the closing the South Service Center as an Early Voting Site. If Tarrant County Election Administration and The City of Arlington are concerned that, in the future, the South Service Center, will not be adequate to accommodate the voters, the prudent move would to add an additional site in the SE quadrant of the city, NOT TO CLOSE the MOST POPULAR Early Voting Site in the part of the city with the highest density of minority voters. A “replacement” sites should be located within a couple of blocks or east of the current one, not in a different quadrant of the City. St. Joseph’s is in SW Arlington! The current site is closer to S Central Arlington.
By moving the only Early Voting site south of I-20 even farther west will make it more difficult for working, middle class and elderly voters to access the site on their way to work or home. It appears the Mayor and the City Council are trying to reduce the influence of those voters on the local elections. I am hoping this is not the case.