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Election 2012: What’s on the Missouri Ballot?
For a list of issues local voters will face, head here.
This November, Missouri voters will be asked to weigh in on measures ranging from school prayer to local control of the St. Louis Police Department.
Voters will also have a “clear choice” to either unseat, or keep an incumbent in the White House, as well as welcome a political “outsider” to the U.S. Senate, or not. No matter how you look at it, the November ballot is stacked up to be a real game changer for Missouri.
The public is invited to learn more about issues facing voters this November at a political forum presented by the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists.
The forum will be held at Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center, 2711 Locust St., in Midtown St.Louis, on Wednesday, October 10, 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
A lively panel discussion will look at issues that are important to voters in the Nov. 6 election, including:
• Constitutional Amendment 2 — Allowing school children to pray andacknowledge God voluntarily in their schools, and call for public schools todisplay the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.
• Constitutional Amendment 3 — An amendment to the Missouri Constitution,changing the current nonpartisan selection of Supreme Court and Court ofAppeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority toappoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees.
• Proposition A — Allows the city of St. Louis the option of transferring control ofthe city’s police force from the board of police commissioners currently appointedby the governor to the city and establishing a municipal police force.
• Proposition B — Increases the sales tax on cigarettes and other tobaccoproducts, and use the proceeds to pay for smoking cessations programs andcontribute to education funding.
This political forum will be moderated by Bonita Cornute, reporter for Fox 2, and will feature as panelists: former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr. Missouri Representative Tishaura Jones; Jo Mannies, political reporter for the St. Louis Beacon; Tony Messenger, editorial page editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Tim Person, president and CEO of Tim Person and Associates, a public affairs firm.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Please join us for this exciting evening and learn more about the issues that areimportant to you!