JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY 2005
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA
May the spirit of 1776 be rekindled in modern day Americans.
Apathy, indifference and fear are far too prevalent today. On this July 4, Albany residents and voters should resolve to become better informed and to participate in this year's city elections.
The September 13 primaries and November 8 General Election are of critical importance to the future of the City of Albany and to the futures of each and every resident of this city.
If you are content with Albany as it is today. Vote for incumbents.
If you want Albany to change course, vote for the challengers who present the clearest positions on issues vital to our collective futures: (1) disarming criminals and gangs, (2) returning to a K-8 neighborhood school system, which is best for kids, parents and neighborhoods, (3) restoring order in city schools, on city streets, buses and in neighborhoods, (4) improving the residential integrity and quality of life in city neighborhoods by means of a comprehensive city land use plan, prepared with the advice and consent of neighborhood residents, (5) promoting emergency/disaster preparedness on the part of individuals, households, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, schools, health care providers and professionals, food stores, utilities, transportation entities; fire-police and EMT's. This includes anticipating where, when and how terrorists may strike; being vigilant, and being prepared to cope with what harm may come our way.
Joseph P. Sullivan (R) (Row A)
candidate for Mayor of Albany