Monthly Archives: March 2013

This is why we do what we do!

I have been overwhelmed at the responses of gratitude from the school supplies drive and thought I’d share a few with you:

“Thank you so much for the books and pencils.  You don’t have to worry about the other items on the list.  They’ve been taken care of.  I appreciate all you do to support our school.”

“Thank you so much for the CD player.”

From room 119, “Thank you for granting our wishes.  You always know how to make me smile when I least expect it.”

“I would like to express my gratitude for the thoughtful gesture you extended toward our staff here at Mullanphy and to thank you for the supplies you so generously gathered to share.  As you know, with the school district being financially strapped, a lot of the supplies once given are now provided out of pocket.
I would also like to thank you for the hard work you put in as 8th Ward Committeewoman.  I am talking from personal experience since my mother was the committeewoman from the 6th Ward and, before redistricting years ago, the 8th.  So, thank you for everything you do for “Mullanphy’s Ward”.”
AND I received a whole envelope of hand-drawn thank yous from a 3rd grade class!
thank you notes

thank you notes

Municipal Primary results

I have to admit that I wasn’t pleased about the results of the mayoral primary.  Since I agreed to abide by the endorsements of the EWIDA (8th ward independent democratic association), I couldn’t publicly express my feelings about the race.  Now that it is over and Slay has been elected mayor for a fourth term, I have turned my disappointment into a commitment to change, a commitment to activism and vigilance and a commitment for standing up for what is right.  More info is forthcoming, as all these ideas come together in my head, but I feel strong about the future, that I will do my part and help others to improve our community.

Results Citywide:  22.8%,Slay took 23968 or 54.43%, Matthews took 575 or 1.31%, Reed took 19494 or 44.27%

8th ward: turnout 1840 votes or 22.6%, Slay took 1251, or 68.77%, Matthews took 16 or 0.88% and Reed took 552 or 30.35%

Since our ward is so diverse, ethnically and economically, I’d be interested to see the precinct breakouts and will post them when I get them. (usually after the election is certified)

How did this election affect you?  What will you do differently or not?  I’d like to know.

Sequestration report to Congress

I have to admit, economics is one field I can’t quite get my head around, but I do appreciate primary sources of information about major issues. Here’s the original Office of Management and Budget’s sequestrations report to Congress. I wonder how the $1.5 billion cut to NIH will affect St. Louis’ Cortex projects?http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative_reports/sequestration