John Washington's 2021 Ballot Review by Keeping Things Alive published on 2021-10-26T16:37:38Z Just in time for the start of early voting in Erie County, NY (voting started this past Sat. October 23rd and runs until this Sunday Oct. 31st, followed by Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd), Episode 83 is the annual "ballot review" episode that I put together with John Washington for this Fall 2021 election in Buffalo, NY. This is the third election that John and I have reviewed what government positions will be on the City of Buffalo ballot. John is a thoughtful and experienced community organizer and political educator living in Buffalo, NY. The purpose of this ballot review episode is help listeners become aware of what government positions are on the ballot (in the City of Buffalo, which also includes some Erie County seats and voter propositions that apply beyond City of Buffalo residents) and how they may affect a person's life. We also talk about the Working Families Party, democratic socialism, and what we know and have experienced in and around the particular candidates who are running. For two of the races, we are clear on who we want to win, and why: vote for India Walton and Kimberly Beaty! Now please go vote, and when you're in the booth, remember to flip over your ballot to answer the propositions on the back!