re: No to #3
In opposing Proposal #3, I find it ironic that the major party leaders on the City Council would stand together to proclaim that non-partisan elections "would make party labels meaningless and, more important, make choices much more difficult for voters."
I'd argue that it has been the parties themselves that have made their respective labels meaningless, both on the local and national level. If they were truly interested in making our choices less difficult, as opposed to simply preserving their two-party kingmaker gridlock, they'd abandon their partisan ways and start representing the people of New York whose needs and opinions on issues are far more complex than a simple Democrat or Republican label will ever be.
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Monday, November 3, 2003
Letter to the Editor, NY Daily News: