Last Day of Early Voting
Friday, Nov. 2

Election Day
Tuesday, Nov. 6

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 22

Sen. Uresti's 16th Annual Christmas Party
Friday, Dec. 7

San Antonio District Office
Falcon International Bank
2530 SW Military Drive
Suite 103
San Antonio, Texas 78224
210.932.2568
Toll Free 1.800.459.0119
Fax 210.932.2572
Eagle Pass District Office
Maverick County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Suite 114
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
830.758.0294
Fax 830.758.0402
Pecos District Office
312 S. Cedar Street
Suite 100
Pecos, Texas 79772
432.447.0270
Fax 432.447.0275
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
512.463.0119
Fax 512.463.1017
November 2012 - Message from Carlos
If you voted early in the Nov. 6 election, congratulations. You have done your part to uphold the American democratic tradition, and your voice will be heard when the returns are counted.

If you have not voted, there is plenty of time left to cast a ballot, but no excuses for inaction or delay. Early voting continues until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Election Day.

Over its long, proud history, the United States has gone to war on numerous foreign shores to defend the right to vote and conduct our national affairs in a free and open society. Our brave soldiers have fought and died to secure these freedoms for us as well as other nations.

It is a tragedy then, when people choose not to exercise a right for which so many others have sacrificed.

Being an informed, active voter takes a little time and effort, but the dividend that small investment pays to society is great. It keeps us strong. It keeps us going as the world's greatest nation.

This election cycle will be remembered as one of the most important ever, coming at a crucial time for our state and nation. Those you elect to office will make critical decisions about the quality and availability of public and higher education, the health and safety of our elderly and children, the purity of our air, access to clean water, and the availability of living-wage jobs.

Those are the issues that my voice will champion in the next session of the Legislature, and that is why you should not let Tuesday pass without making your voice heard at the polls.

Too much is at stake — for you and your family — to pass up the right to vote.

Semper Fi!

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Sen. Uresti sponsors veterans rally

Texas veterans are invited to attend a Get Out the Veteran Vote & Veterans Appreciation Rally on Sunday Nov. 4, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 650 VFW Blvd., next to Mission Library.

Veterans from all branches of the military are welcome to stop by and visit, enjoy some food, drinks, and entertainment, and get energized for Election Day. For more information, visit: www.carlosuresti.com

San Antonio voters to decide sales tax hike for Pre-K

When they get to the end of the longest ballot in Bexar County history, San Antonio voters will have an opportunity to take local education funding into their own hands.

Backed by Mayor Julian Castro, the Pre-K 4 SA initiative would provide funds to educate 22,400 4-year-olds over the next eight years in a high-quality, full-day Pre-K program. Voters are being asked to approve a 1/8-cent increase in the sales tax to pay for the program. The extra burden on households with median income would be less than $8 a year.

That's a small price to pay to jump-start the educational careers of working class students who too often get left behind in their formative years.

The mayor's initiative looks forward to a time when Texas will be a vastly different place in terms of its demographics.

Last month, former state demographer Steve Murdock testified in the school funding lawsuit that educating Hispanics is crucial to the state's future. By 2050, he said, 31 million Hispanics will call Texas home, far more than any other group, and Latino children will account for almost two-thirds of the public school enrollment.

“Their need is our need in the sense that how well minority population groups do in Texas is how well Texas will do,” Murdock was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News.

As the face of San Antonio becomes more and more the face of Texas, the Pre-K 4 SA initiative is a positive step in the direction toward that future, and voters would do well to support it.

New way to save for college

The state is offering a new way to save for your child’s college tuition. To encourage families to put aside money for the cost of higher education, the Texas Comptroller’s Office is offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to 150 students this year through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation.

The matching scholarships and tuition grants are available for sixth through ninth graders whose families have an income of $75,000 or less and participate in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF) — the state’s prepaid college tuition plan.

There are two levels of scholarships: a match of up to $500 worth of the same number and type of tuition units a participant purchases; and a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000 at today’s prices.

For more information about eligibility requirements, the application process and selection criteria, go to www.MatchThePromise.org or call 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-7570.

San Antonio holds free landfill day

San Antonio residents will be able to get rid of brush and unwanted bulky items such as mattresses, appliances, sofas, and car tires at a free landfill day on Nov. 3.

The items can be dropped off at the Covel Gardens Landfill, 8611 Covel Rd.; Tessman Landfill, 7000 I-10 E.; Starcrest Transfer Station, 11601 Starcrest Dr.; Southside Drop-off Center, Highway 90 at Callaghan; Bitters Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Bitters Rd.; Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson Rd.; and behind the Household Hazardous Waste Center, 7030 Culebra Rd.

For information on what items each facility will accept, visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/swmd/SpecialEvents/FreeDisposalLandfill.aspx

Save the Date!

Sen. Uresti will host his 16th annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive on Friday, Dec. 7, at VFW Post 9186, 650 VFW Blvd., beginning at 6 p.m. Mark your calendar now!

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