GO-TIME, Government That Works, Press Release, Videos, Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Today, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, Governor Wolf released a video encouraging Pennsylvanians to register to vote. It’s now easier and more convenient to register to vote after Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés announced last month that Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch Online Voter Registration. The online registration application is now available for use by eligible citizens at register.votesPA.com. Since OVR was instituted, 13,086 applications have been submitted through register.votesPA.com.“National Voter Registration is a day to encourage people to participate in our democracy. We’ve made it easier and more convenient than ever to register to vote by launching Online Voter Registration,” Governor Wolf said. “It is about giving citizens an easier way to exercise their right to vote and establishing a clearer connection between the political system and the citizens. Online voter registration is secure, it improves accuracy and will reduce costs for counties by cutting down on time-consuming data entry.”The last day to register for the upcoming November 3, 2015 election is Monday, October 5, 2015.*Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vgIUG1Ek-SgTo mark National Voter Registration Day, Deputy Secretary of Elections and Administration Marian K. Schneider will also be leading a Twitter Town Hall. Join in the conversation about Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration system by following @PaStateDept on Twitter and using hashtags #RegisterOnlinePA and #CelebrateNVRD.REMINDER: The voter registration deadline for the November municipal election is MONDAY, OCTOBER 5.WHAT: OVR Twitter Town HallWHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.WHERE: Twitter feeds everywhere*The registration deadline is typically 30 days prior to the general election, which this year would be Saturday, October 3, 2015. By law, however, the date moves to the next business day when it falls on a weekend or a holiday, thus the adjustment to Monday, October 5, 2015.# # # September 22, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter VIDEO: Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day
August 28, 2020
Former Black Stars great and member of the victorious Ghana team that annexed the 1978 Nations Cup, Mohammed Ahmed Polo has said the current Stars Coach, Kwasi Appiah should not be axed, insisting continuity is the way forward.Speaking to JOY Sports, the experienced player now turned Coach, was of the view that axing coaches who fail to hit targets immediately after major tournaments has not helped the cause of developing the Black Stars into a fearsome and winsome side in Africa and around the world.The Black Stars failed to progress to the finals of the just ended African Cup of Nations in South Africa after a penalty shoot-out with the Stallions of Burkina Faso and lost out to Mali in the 3rd place game.He conceded that the Stars were woeful in their attempt to claim their fifth Continental Trophy but opined that building on from the experience Kwasi Appiah has accrued is paramount.“So far, as far as I’m concerned, we should keep him, we need to. This guy has taken the Stars to the Nations Cup, and despite finishing fourth he has gotten some experience, we should build on that and not fire him at all.”Meanwhile, Kwasi Appiah would learn his fate as Head Coach of the National team, in a few days’ time after a crunch Football Association executive meeting and assessment of his technical report.
January 11, 2020
The rivalry, he said, is between a set of a very old Pasadena Latino gang and a local set of the African-American gang known as Bloods. Although police said the crime cluster was definitely gang-related, they resisted labeling it a “race war.” “We don’t know exactly what’s causing this,” said police Chief Bernard Melekian. Information from sources on the street and inside prisons varies and is not necessarily accurate, he added. Melekian expressed his deep concern for the safety of Pasadenans and reiterated that the police department’s role is to “keep kids from killing each other.” It’s hard and dangerous duty enough, he noted, without society expecting public-safety officials to provide the social solutions to inter-racial problems. PASADENA – A former gang member and ex-felon from Northwest Pasadena says he has turned his life around and wants to reach out to area teens during what he terms the current gang-related race war. “City officials need to admit there’s a race war going on in Pasadena,” said Michael “Money Mike” Peterson, 38, who said he is an original member of the Raymond Avenue Crips, an African-American street gang. “I understand police and officials want to maintain Pasadena’s unblemished reputation and keep property values climbing,” he said, “but the public has a right to know what’s happening.” He said the first of four violent crimes on May 6 and 7 involved black against Latino gangs and spurred a wave of Latino-against-black retaliation attacks. The department’s Operation Safe Streets, an increased gang-enforcement effort begun in early February after several shooting deaths, had been scheduled to conclude May 9. But following a 30-day period with no deaths or shootings – before the two deaths May 7 – officials decided to prolong the operation, said Deputy Chief Chris Vicino. “We make no apologies for our efforts to stop loitering and loud parties and to give priority to all gang-related calls,” said Melekian. “Our objective is to keep citizens safe.” Melekian noted that several drive-by shootings had occurred after such parties in the city’s Northwest, and said that he is willing to take any criticism for an increased patrol presence on the streets if it protects people from violence. Peterson, a self-proclaimed authority on gang culture, is now a member of CURE, Common Unity Reaching Everybody, a Los Angeles-based anti-gang organization. As is often the case in gang culture, the basis for the fight is difficult to clearly define. Gang-related shootings occur over drug deals, retaliation or even for fun, Peterson said. “This is a race war,” Peterson said. “They’re sharing neighborhoods in Northwest Pasadena. The drug trade gets a little crowded. Some of the racial aspect entrenched in gang prison life spills out into the street. It’s about time to tell the truth.” On May 16, Jose David Elias, 20, of Pasadena; Eric Perez, 22, of Azusa; and Joseph Raymond Ruiz, 22, of Alhambra – all admitted gang members – were arrested and charged with two counts of murder for the daylight shooting deaths May 7 of Jamal Varcasia, 21, and Anthony Walker, 37, according to police. A woman – who may have been driving the get-away vehicle, according to Peterson – was also arrested. The two-day crime surge began at 11:30 p.m. May 6 when Christian Peralta, 19, was shot in the back at the Super Liquors store in the 100 block of East Orange Grove Boulevard. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!