Monday, September 14, 2015
Attorney James D. Pierce Says Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) Has Problems Beyond the Bathroom Issue
WE MUST INFORM OURSELVES
The lack of information and voter education is a serious problem in Houston, Texas – so is voter apathy. Because of this serious problem, Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper is publishing a “Voter Education Guide” to better inform and empower our readers. “This is a very difficult undertaking,” says Aubrey R. Taylor the president and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. “We are receiving virtually "NO SUPPORT" from city leaders or "SO-CALLED" top-tier candidates. It almost seems like the "SO-CALLED" top-tier candidates are hoping that Houston-area voters stay home -- or walk into the voting booth unprepared to make an truly informed and empowered decision,” he says. “The major candidates in the race for mayor of Houston for instance, have raised an estimated $7 million dollars combined, and I would venture to say that almost none of that money has made its way back into the African American and Hispanic communities by way of outreach through magazines, or newspapers – and that’s a shame,” says Taylor.
HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CHANGE
“Maybe things will change before early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 – but I don’t know,” says Taylor. “But I’m hopefully optimistic that the slate of candidates running for office on the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 ballot in Houston, Texas will at some point make a sincere effort to encourage minority voters to turnout for them,” Taylor says.
HOTTEST TOPIC IN HOUSTON
There’s a really interesting document written by Houston-area Attorney James D. Pierce that’s included inside the “Voter Education Guide” being published for the readers of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. “The document provided to us takes a serious look at some of the problems with the HERO Ordinance beyond the bathroom issue that most people are talking about,” Taylor explains. You can (CLICK HERE) to read the document to inform and empower yourself before going to vote on Proposition 1 -- The HERO Ordinance. Note: Publishing of this document does not constitute an endorsement for; or against Proposition 1 by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications; or anyone associated directly or indirectly with Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. The document written by Attorney James D. Pierce is for information purposes only.
ABOUT ATTORNEY JAMES D. PIERCE
Attorney James D. Pierce is a well-known local attorney. His law firm is located in Sugar Land Texas 1 Sugar Creek Center Suite 1080, Sugar Land Texas 77478. Attorney Pierce has practiced business litigation, general litigation and arbitration practice since 1987. He has experience in dealing with cases involving securities and investment, contract, corporate, accountant malpractice, class actions, enforceability of non-competition agreements, anti- trust, contract, corporate takeovers, lender liability, collection and enforcement of judgments, fraudulent transfers and bankruptcy.
For more information on Attorney James D. Pierce, please call him at: (713)650-0150. His Bar Card Number: 15994500 and his Texas License Date is: 06/18/1987. He is licensed to practice throughout the State of Texas.
JOIN US IN VOTING "NO" ON "PROP 1"
We have come together to urge Houstonians to vote NO on Mayor Parker’s ordinance in the November 3rd city elections, because it would force our wives and daughters to share their restrooms, dressing rooms and locker-room showers with men. The ordinance gives new special privileges to two special interests, neither of which qualify as true “minorities” requiring special legal protection.
Mayor Parker’s ordinance is built on deception. It is not about protecting the rights of women, racial minorities, the disabled, elderly or military personnel. There are already important laws on the federal, state and local levels that protect such individuals from discrimination for employment, housing and access to public accommodations. The ordinance’s naming of these groups is a ruse in an attempt to hide the ordinance’s real purpose, which is to make “sexual orientation” and “gender identification” two new protected classes.
Campaign for Houston is made up of parents and family members who do not want their daughters, sisters or mothers forced to share restrooms in public facilities with gender-confused men, who – under this ordinance – can call themselves “women” on a whim and use women’s restrooms whenever they wish. This “bathroom ordinance” therefore is an attempt to re-structure society to fit a societal vision we simply do not share or can support.
The ordinance also limits free speech and religious expression in unprecedented ways so as to not “offend” these two new “protected” groups, both of which are defined by their behaviors - not by characteristics given to them at birth.
Mayor Parker’s subpoenas issued earlier this year to five pastors to produce all of their communications with their congregations, including their sermons, reveals the real purpose of this proposed ordinance. Her actions show the length to which Mayor Parker and her allies wish to force their beliefs onto all Houstonians, even if that means the rest of us will have to accept and affirm behaviors many of us might consider to be abhorrent or sinful.
The Parker administration’s deceptive tactics in attempting to pass this ordinance were exposed by two separate Texas Supreme Court decisions, which – first – forced her administration to accept the signatures of more than 52,000 voters to put the ordinance up for a vote on the November ballot and – secondly – rejected her initial deceitful ballot language, designed to confuse the voters.
We consider Mayor Parker’s ordinance to be an attack on the traditional family. In the interest of our children and our families, the men and women behind Campaign for Houston urge all Houston voters to oppose Mayor Parker’s bathroom ordinance by voting “NO” in the upcoming city elections on November 3rd.
*Remind your family and friends who live in District F to vote for Kendall Baker a 2015 Candidate for Houston City Council District F in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. This political ad is paid for by Kendall L. Baker Campaign, Tim Taft, Treasurer.
PASTOR KENDALL L. BAKER
TURNOUT WILL BE THE KEY IN 2015
"The only question now is whether the African American and Hispanic communities are going to show up at the polls to vote -- and that my friend is a story for another day. So stay tuned...” Taylor says.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH SAYS DR. BAKER
Labor Day has come and gone, and the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election season is officially here and in full swing. Mayoral forums and debates are the talk of the day in many barbershops, beauty salons, and restaurants across the bayou city. But so are a series of hard-hitting radio commercials released as part of a $100,000 dollar radio buy placed by Campaign for Houston PAC with several local radio stations. “One of the easiest ways to identify a front-runner in a political campaign is to identify who the other candidates, PACs, bloggers and interest groups are attacking/talking about -- and right now that person happens to be Pastor Kendall L. Baker. Right now he is the man with a target on his back -- for sure,” says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. “Our time here on earth is precious and limited. So most smart people don’t spend their time and money attacking people who aren't relevant." Taylor went on to say. "Right now, Dr. Kendall L. Baker (a 2015 candidate for Houston City Council District F) and Herlinda Garcia (a 2015 candidate for Houston City Council District I) are very relevant players in the fight to defeat Proposition 1 -- "Bathroom Ordinance". So if they're smart, they should perhaps ready themselves for a wave of potentially negative politically motivated attacks (on their campaigns and character) because of their very public stand "AGAINST" the HERO Ordinance," Taylor explains.
PLEASE VOTE EARLY
You can vote early from Monday, October 19, 2015 through Friday, October 23, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CLICK HERE) for early voting locations. On Saturday, October 24, 2015 you can vote from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CLICK HERE) for early voting locations. And On Sunday, October 25, 2015 you can vote from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CLICK HERE) for early voting locations. There are (41) forty one early voting locations. You can (CLICK HERE) for the complete list of early voting locations. You can also vote early from Monday, October 26, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. (CLICK HERE) for a listing of the early voting locations for this election.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. You must vote at your designated voting location on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. You may want to visit the Harris County Clerk’s website if you are not sure where to vote on Election Day. (CLICK HERE) to find your polling place.
BELOW ARE A FEW OTHER 2015 CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON ELECTIONS
Hoc Thai Nguyen
Jew Don Boney
Ben White Jr.
Kenneth “K.P.” Perkins
VOTE "NO" ON "PROP 1"
"I stand for “equality” but not “special rights!” Our current Mayor, Annise Parker, is calling for Equal Rights which are in fact particularly and especially designed, aimed, and intended for the LGBT community who wants to implement policy that will threaten religious freedom and criminalize those who stand for the protection of women and children. This ordinance gives men access to women's restrooms and other public accommodations. As your Councilman I'm against this type of ordinance and I will protect religious freedom, family values, women, children and citizens in general," says Dr. Kendall L. Baker.
Sandie Mullins Moger
Jenifer Rene Pool
John C.B. LaRue
Evelyn Husband Thompson
J. Brad Batteau
*Publishing of this "BLOG POST" was made possible in part by Kendall Baker a 2015 Candidate for Houston City Council District F in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.
PLEASE STAND WITH ME!
Hello, my name is Kendall L. Baker, a native Houstonian, originally from the northeast side. I am a candidate for City Council District F in the 2015 City of Houston elections. First and foremost, I love my city; particularly District F, where I've resided for nearly 25 years and where I’ve pastored a church for over 10 years now. I was employed with the City of Houston for almost 29 years servicing citizens directly in 911 Emergency, Public Works and Engineering, Consumer Affairs Division and as Division Manager of the new improved 311 Help and Information Center. My excellent performance ratings and perfect attendance gave me the ability to see inside the core of what makes the City of Houston work and what doesn’t. Unfortunately, one thing I know for sure is that most of District F (Alief, Tanglewilde, Royal Oaks, Weshchase, Westwood, Briar Meadow, etc.) residents are underrepresented. Why? I'm glad you asked.
District F needs and deserves a candidate who can effectively communicate the needs of the entire district. My experience has equipped me to know every inch of District F extremely well, as well as the entire city. My motto is, "No constituent left behind!" My first task is to make sure our police department has adequate resources and personnel to provide better security in District F. Public safety overall includes improving the infrastructure by making sure roads are safe, by addressing our enormous pothole problem and broken streets. District F streets are broken in part by the underlying deteriorating water and sewer lines. I vow to immediately correct and improve these conditions as your next Councilman.
Second, I stand for “equality” but not “special rights!” Our current Mayor, Annise Parker, is calling for Equal Rights which are in fact particularly and especially designed, aimed, and intended for the LGBT community who wants to implement policy that will threaten religious freedom and criminalize those who stand for the protection of women and children. This ordinance gives men access to women's restrooms and other public accommodations. As your Councilman I'm against this type of ordinance and I will protect religious freedom, family values, women, children and citizens in general.
Third, the key to any city’s financial security is economic development that will attract and incentivize corporations to relocate to Houston and provide more jobs! I pledge to ensure that we do that; especially improving economic development, increasing jobs, building better infrastructure in District F!
Fourth, our city must keep a disciplined fiscal accountability, bringing all debt under control, including the infamous pension fund; controlling unnecessary spending, and ceasing the present Administration’s “kick the debt down the road” mentality. This includes revisiting how we allocate funding to districts based on the actual prioritized needs of districts, not “under the table bargaining” to get a favor from the Mayor. This is why I will also support a Charter change that will allow council members to place items on the agenda, not just the mayor only. In addition, I will address other divisive issues including but not limited to the drainage fee and the feeding ordinance. I will protect, promote, advance, and fight for District F!
Houston, it's time for us to be reunited again and this can be made possible by your vote this November. Please vote for Dr. Kendall L. Baker for District F because I truly care about Houston!
Dr. Kendall L. Baker for City Council District F. Offers a refreshing change by an experienced candidate for all of District F. Call 832-858-4831 or email us at email@example.com.
Pd. Pol. Ad by Kendall L Baker Campaign, Tim Taft, Treasurer
The focus of Houston Business Connections Newspaper from now through Tuesday, November 3, 2015 is being placed on voter education, engagement and empowerment heading into the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Elections. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015. Call (832)212-8735 for more information. Or you may email the publisher at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your inclusion.
Are you confused on matters pertaining to the HERO Ordinance? Well, you are strongly encouraged to read the ordinance for yourself before going to the polls to vote. You can (CLICK HERE) to read the ordinance for yourself. "Voting is a personal decision that every voter should make from an empowered position. The 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election will be perhaps one of the most important elections that have taken place in the last 50 years. So to this end, please research and study the candidates and issues before going to the polls. Early voting will be taking place from Monday, October 19, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015," Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper -- You are welcome to call (832)212-8735 to discuss your inclusion.
The opinions expressed by Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper in this "BLOG POST" do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications; or supporters, sponsors, advertisers, friends, associates, or anyone else associated directly or indirectly to Aubrey R. Taylor Communications.