Hispanics, Blacks, Women and WorldPeace
In 1836, the Texans beat the Mexicans at San Jacinto and today Hispanics are still second class citizens in Texas.
In 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and today Blacks are still second class citizens in Texas.
In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote and today women are still second class citizens in Texas.
In 1988, I changed my name to John WorldPeace and coined the phrase "How can we manifest peace (equality and justice) on earth if we do not include everyone (all nations, all religions, all races, both sexes) in our vision of peace?" and for the subsequent fourteen years I have never stopped advocating peace, equality and justice.
On January 1, 2002, I declared my Democratic candidacy for Governor of Texas. As part of my agenda, I have committed to allocating half my appointments to women and a percentage to people of color in which they vote in the November general election.
Now the Blacks and the Hispanics have endorsed Tony Sanchez who is corrupt and who has promised them nothing.
How can that be compared to dignity? How can that be compared to a commitment to first class citizenship for everyone; people of color and women?
What it does is expose the corruption of the Black and Hispanic leadership wherein they have sold out their people for thirty pieces of silver and condemned their children to continue to suffer the oppression of a stratified society.
The next governor of Texas
No more corruption. No more Monicas.
God Bless America.
February 17, 2002
P.S. I attended the Black/Tejano event and there was not 2000 people there. I have to wonder where all those votes came from. Second, when people are in a group, they tend to vote as a group. It is not the same when they are actually in the voting booth. In a word, all the alleged support for Sanchez is really just a myth.
In the end, WorldPeace!
Hispanic, black groups back Sanchez
Tejano Democrats split over Senate hopefuls; other group favors Kirk
By SAM ATTLESEY / The Dallas Morning News
SAN ANTONIO – Gubernatorial hopeful Tony Sanchez won the endorsement Saturday of a key Hispanic group and a strong show of support from an influential black organization.
But the Tejano Democrats were sharply split in the race for the Senate, dividing their votes among Victor Morales, Ron Kirk and Ken Bentsen.
Mr. Kirk was the runaway favorite among the black group's members.
While not making a formal endorsement, the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats conducted a straw poll, and Mr. Sanchez won 97 percent of the members' vote.
Ron Kirk, a black who recently stepped down as Dallas mayor, won 97 percent of the vote among the black Democratic group.
The endorsements by the Hispanic organization and the straw poll by the black coalition came after both organizations held an unprecedented joint convention Saturday.
All major Democratic candidates sought support from the two groups, underscoring their importance in the March 12 primary. Analysts said the combined Hispanic and black vote could account for up to 50 percent of the total vote in the primary.
While Mr. Kirk was the overwhelming favorite among black delegates, he had to share the spotlight with two other rivals among Hispanic delegates.
He received 788 votes, Mr. Bentsen, a congressman from Houston, received 666 votes, and Mr. Morales, the pickup-driving schoolteacher from Crandall, had 487 votes.
Recent statewide surveys indicated that Mr. Morales had a slight advantage due, in part, to the name recognition he gained when he was the 1966 Democratic Senate nominee.
After the voting, Mr. Kirk said he was honored to have strong support among both groups.
All four Democratic hopefuls who attended the event – including Austin lawyer Ed Cunningham – stressed improving education during speeches to the delegates Saturday.
The fifth Democratic Senate contender, retired lawyer Gene Kelly of Universal City, was a no-show.
In the increasingly bitter battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, the Tejano Democrats endorsed Mr. Sanchez by giving him 1,733 votes; former Attorney General Dan Morales received 208 votes.
Before the convention began, aides to Mr. Morales said they had not expected the endorsement of either group.
And the former attorney general noted that Mr. Sanchez already had lined up the backing of most of the "Democratic establishment" in the state before Mr. Morales' surprise entry into the race the day of the filing deadline.
Mr. Morales appeared before the two group's candidate screening committee, but he did not address the entire convention because of a scheduling conflict.
He did conduct a series of roving news conferences outside the convention hall where he continued to aim sharp barbs at Mr. Sanchez.
He questioned Mr. Sanchez's business dealings as a banker in Laredo, repeated that his rival was "insulting" voters by not agreeing to a series of debates, and again said that Mr. Sanchez was trying to "buy" the governor's office.
Mr. Sanchez has put an estimated $6 million of his personal fortune into the race.
Mr. Morales said he does not believe Mr. Sanchez, a political newcomer, is qualified to serve as the state's top elected official.
"My opponent never served a day in his life as a public official or an elected official, and this exactly the wrong time in our state's political history to put a rookie in the governor's job," said Mr. Morales, stressing his experience as a prosecutor, state representative and two-term attorney general.
Mr. Sanchez dismissed his opponent's charges.
"These are desperate acts of a very desperate person," Mr. Sanchez said. "His political life is crumbling around him, and he's very worried about it."
Mr. Sanchez said he believes Mr. Morales' attacks are backfiring.
As for Mr. Morales' questioning his credentials to be governor, Mr. Sanchez said, "Dan Morales is a professional politician. That's all he's been all his life. I'm a business person.
"We need a new approach to solving our state's problems, and that new approach must come from someone who has been on the outside world with real jobs and real problems to solve," he said.
"Between he and Rick Perry, they are professional politicians. They say they are good leaders and proven leaders. If they are, why do we have so many problems in our state," Mr. Sanchez said.
Mr. Perry, the governor, is unopposed in the GOP primary.
Two other Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, Houston lawyer John WorldPeace and Waxahachie businessman Bill Lyon, also sought support from the black and Hispanic organizations