Saturday, October 14, 2006

Democratic County Chair Does the Correct Thing and Calls for Inclusion of Libertarian Candidate at Forum

LaPorte County Democratic Chair Dr. Vidya Kora is calling for the local AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) to repeat its forum and this time include Greg Kelver, Libertarian candidate for Indiana House District 20. Kudos and many thanks for this Chair taking the high road for inclusion! Read more about it in the LaPorte Herald-Argus article titled "Dem chief: Repeat the Dist. 20 AARP forum".

"Darts" to the American Association of Retired Persons for practicing election discrimination by not including Kelver. You'd think a group that claims it's fighting against elder discrimination would not tolerate discrimination in any form.


J. A. Thomas said...

I was also excluded from an AARP forum here in Vincennes. My Republican opponent pointed out in his opening remarks that I was there and urged people to take the time after the event to talk to me. Fortunately the reporter covering the event also thought it was wrong to exclude me and asked for my input on every question which was asked. It seems that having earned ballot access in Indiana isn't enough for AARP. They want each candidate to prove themselves worthy by thier party earning at least 5 percent of the vote in a local election. Hopefully AARP will see the error in judgement and adopt an inclusive policy.

greg kelver said...

To his credit, the Republican candidate in my race also called for another forum that included me. In LaPorte County, both of the other parties understand that the Libertarians do have some important ideas to add to the debate even if some of the media and special interest groups haven't figured it out yet.

Al Cox Libertarian said...

The AARP is a Soscialist organization. I am a senior citizen but I would never belong to or recomend them to any one.