Letters to the editor – Thursday (9-11-08)
Political forum was educational
On Sept. 2 I attended a political candidates forum at East Square Artworks.
The candidates who attended this meeting included state Rep. Lorene Coates and Dr. Ada Fisher, running for N.C. House District 77; Samuel James Ervin IV, running for the N.C. Court of Appeals; U.S. Rep. Melvin L. Watt and Ty Cobb Jr., running for the 12th Congressional District; Bill Burnette, running for N.C. Senate District 34; Teresa Bratton, running for the 6th Congressional District; Raymond Coltrain, running for Rowan County commissioner; June Atkinson, running for state superintendent of public instruction; and Ronnie Ansley, running for agriculture commissioner.
I found this forum very helpful and educational. It helped me learn about how the country needs to be run. Health issues, agriculture, gas and immigration issues were discussed as well. What I found interesting about this meeting was the number of children that attended it. A good number of adults were there, too. I wish more adults and children had attended. At the closing of the meeting, there were lots of questions asked about how the candidates would help the community with gas prices, mass transportation, the environment, education, etc. Everyone running for office stayed around and talked with us. They were so nice.
This was a meeting I could never forget. I hope to go to the next one they have because I learned a lot about people running for office, what they thought about things in this country and how difficult it is to run things.
ó Anjelita Davis
With crude oil down 30 percent, gasoline should be about $2.80 to $2.90 a gallon. It is still $3.55 to $3.69. Please contact your legislators and ask them why.
ó Joseph Spry