On Political Slate Cards …

by on August 31, 2011

To the Editor:

It would have been nice if you had included that candidates pay to be included on slate cards. Once I learned that I never again paid attention to a slate card. Before that, I had thought that Slate cards were real endorsements.

Peggy Coster
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Back in the 1970’s, endorsements could be bought with the price of postage. Some organizations had impressive names, yet only a few people who actually belonged. One guy, Rev. Ray Brochures owned a couple of those so called organizations that had different names. If you received an endorsement from him, as well as a few black political organization … you had to pay a fee for the mailing.

I have been voting since 1957, and I have yet to vote for any candidate based on their supporters. To often, officers in gay Democratic Clubs use those clubs as a stepping stone for their own political ambitions.

Jerry Pritikin
Chicago


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