Wednesday, April 7, 2010

YOU can make a Difference!

You can make a difference! "How do I do that?" you ask. Very simple. Vote in the Democratic Party's Run-off Election!

We made a difference in March's primary by voting for Larry Duncan for County Judge. Mr. Duncan's opponent, Clay Jenkins, spent well over $500,000 in that election but could not quite get enough votes to avoid a run-off election.

Now is the time. In this run-off election EVERY VOTE will count! YOUR VOTE will count as voter turnout will be incredibly low and it is up to us to make sure we vote.

Not only us, but everyone we know that lives in Dallas County. You can make a difference. We can make a difference.

Early voting continues through this Friday, April 9 at 7:00pm. You can vote at any of the early voting locations throughout the county until that time. (To see a list of those locations go to:

Election Day is Tuesday, April 13. Tuesday you will have to go and vote at your precinct's polling location.

Whether you vote early or on election day, please VOTE!

NEA-Dallas Recommends LARRY DUNCAN, Democrat for Dallas County Judge!

Larry Duncan has worked tirelessly with NEA-Dallas over the last seven years to improve working conditions for employees in the Dallas County Schools. He has sat down with our Association Representatives over several summers and worked on revisions to Dallas County Schools policy which he has then seen through to passage by the Board of Trustees.

Duncan is also the reason Dallas County Schools now responds to assist in the evacuation of citizens from areas of natural disasters. After seeing the devastation and destrucion left behind by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Larry put in motion the plans to get Dallas County Schools buses out of harms way should something occur locally and also established the procedures by which Dallas County Schools buses and employees could help in other parts of the state and country.

And, if you get behind a green Dallas County Schools bus and it smells like french fries, thank Larry Duncan. Through Mr. Duncan's leadership, the Dallas County Schools is now using waste vegetable oil in at least one of its buses and is processing its own biodeisel for use in others at the Kleberg Service Center in Southeast Dallas County. The use of waste vegetable oil and biodiesel reduces the production of greenhouse gases, particulate matter and other pollutants which are harmful to the environment.

Larry Duncan will fight for ALL of the citizens of Dallas County as County Judge. NEA-Dallas' Board of Directors asks for your support of Larry as he seeks to improve the lives of our students, their parents and the rest of us.