We strongly urge all of our readers to vote next Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the Democratic Primary for Doug Jones for U. S. Senate. This is a special election to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he resigned to become Attorney General. This seat is currently held by Luther Strange, a Republican.
Doug Jones is a proven progressive candidate that can serve as a voice for all Alabama citizens in the U. S. Senate. Doug Jones when he served as U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, under President Bill Clinton, successfully prosecuted two of the Klu Klux Klansmen who bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Doug Jones is not afraid to stand up for a better multi-racial Alabama with fairness and justice for all. He wants to vote for quality, affordable health care, including a public option for all Alabamians. He supports an increase in the minimum wage to a livable wage. He wants to place college education within reach for all families without burdening students with overwhelming debt.
There are seven candidates running in the Democratic Primary, all are better than Luther Strange, Mo Brooks and Judge Roy Moore. Doug Jones was enthusiastically endorsed by Alabama New South Alliance, Alabama Democratic Conference, labor unions and civic groups. Doug Jones is the best, most experienced and electable of the candidates in the Democratic field.
We are placing our editorial supporting Doug Jones on the front page because of the importance of this election next Tuesday, August 15, to the future of Alabama. Please turnout to vote next week for Doug Jones in the Democratic Primary for U. S. Senate.