Politics must become local; in fact it is mandatory that we begin to focus on local politicians.

Let’s analyze how national campaigns are run. The U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania will cost about one hundred million dollars and the presidential campaign for both parties will cost $2 billion or more. That money most certainly will not be sent by us the people; the super rich and powerful are the ones who contribute to both parties. We must concentrate on city council positions, Allegheny County Council, Pa. state representatives, and most definitely U.S. Congress, because there has never been a Black congress person elected in Western Pa. Only one has ever been nominated, Algia Gary in 1968, 48 years ago.

The Democratic Party has been extremely effective in the city of Pittsburgh over the last 80 years in convincing the Black voters to blindly support them by voting a straight ticket or the endorsed candidate. It is extremely disturbing to myself that the recent election polls indicate that 94 percent of Blacks that vote in the up coming election will vote Democrat. The same pollsters are unable to predict how the Irish, Italians, Jews, Polish, Hispanics and others, only Blacks.

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