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Alma Francis Wants Your Vote

If you had asked me 13 years ago to name 5 of the 15 senators that represented us as virgin islanders, I could not answer. If you were lucky, on a good day I might be able to tell the name of our sitting Governor at the time. I never voted, my idea of a voter’s registration card was nothing more than an ID and sad to say…I just did not care.
I share this information with you not to alarm you but to show you that during my early twenties the advancement of these Islands was not one of my top priorities.
Well that was a long time ago and today, I am a 33 year old born virgin islander that does CARE. I care about the way our government is being managed and what solutions can be created to make better government. I care about our environment and the effects it might have on the health and welfare of all virgin islanders. I care about the high cost of living and what can be done to help reduce this cumbersome financial burden. I care about the development of better tools that can be use by our law enforcement in our day to day fight against crime.
It is my belief that through the architecture of a carefully crafted constitution, one that reflects the needs of our people, that some, if not all of these issues that plague our community can be addressed thus making the Virgin Islands a home we can all be proud of.
It is time for virgin islanders stop and realize that we have been given the opportunity to sculpt a masterpiece that will be the very foundation of our future; a legacy that will be the fabric that binds our people and its culture for generations to come.
My role as delegate to the constitutional convention is simple. Not simple as it relates to the task at hand, but simple in its execution. It’s a role that encompasses the voices of thousands of virgin islanders, their ideas, concerns and hopes for the future of these islands. Whether it the voice of my 6th grade teacher Mr. Innis that always encouraged me to ask questions in hopes of finding the truth or the voice of my father Denzil “Frank” Francis-Defreitas who instilled in me to always be proud of who I am, a proud virgin islander, or maybe the voice of the lady that only a few days ago shared with me her concerns about the education and safety of her children.
I do not need to be a watch dog as a member of this constitutional convention; I need only be a voice, a voice of the people, by the people and for the people because through the voice of one…thousands will be heard.
As a candidate my only request is to ask that when you go and vote on June 12, 2007, please vote Alma Francis #52 and help me be your voices as your Delegate in the creation of this historic document.
Candidate Website: http://www.onevirginislands.com Email Address: candidate@vitourism.com

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