Another great Letter to the Editor from one of our supporters, Jill Franklin from Woodbridge, was published a few days ago by the Potomac News, Voters should attend one of the debates
Since Andrew Hurst's primary victory, Davis appears to feel threatened by the increasing strength of Hurst's appeal and has thus far mailed out two glossy full-color "progress reports" that are obvious campaign pieces. He has even had the audacity to mail them out at taxpayer expense.
Now, as the campaign season gets into full swing, we can all expect to see more and more attempts by the Republican incumbents to buy the election via expensive TV ads, fancy flyers, paid phone banks and automated phone calls, while their opponents depend on the hard work and dedication of their grassroots volunteers and loyal followers. When it comes time to make get-out-the-vote phone calls Allen/Davis can just hire disinterested phone bankers to do their calls for them.
Yet, there is one way in which the campaigns can be equalized. This is through voter attendance at the upcoming debates that are planned in the area. By taking the time to attend a debate, voters can hear both sides of the issues and make an informed choice, not one that is bought and paid for by big money interests. In this regard, I ask voters to mark their calendars for the following upcoming events, and I also encourage the media to publicize them:
At 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19, the Fairfax League of Women Voters and the Federation of Citizens Associations will host a debate at the Fairfax Government Center between the candidates for the 11th Congressional District seat -- Davis, Hurst and Ferdinando Greco.
Then on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., the Prince William Committee of 100 will host a debate between Hurst and Davis at the Old Hickory Golf Club behind the McCoart Building. Mr. Allen has declined to meet with Mr. Webb at another debate that was to be scheduled by the Committee of 100 here in Prince William County.
I concur ALL voters should attend the debates, I know I'll be forcing my parents and my girlfriends parents to attend.
Be sure to read the full letterVoters should attend one of the debates
Nate de la Piedra is the Online Outreach Coordinator for the Andrew Hurst for Congress 2006 Campaign. The ideas expressed herein belong to Nate de la Piedra and do not necessarily represent those of Andrew Hurst, his advisors, staff, or "The Campaign".