a quote on election day from our local newspaper's website...
UPDATED 5:01 p.m. Sign-holder delivers personal message
Not everyone was out stumping for Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama on Tuesday.
For a few hours, Dustin White, 25, stood on Central Plaza South, holding up a handwritten sign: "What's So Pro-Life About Poverty, the Death Penalty And War?"
White, who also stood on the square on Monday with friends, said the provocative question has prompted reactions from passersby — both positive and negative.
"It's not about partisanship, it's about awareness. I'm a Christian," he said. "It's frustrating to see my faith being hijacked by a political party. ... 'Pro-life' goes beyond pregnancy. It's also about treating our neighbors right."
White, who attends City Hope Church, added that real change is not generated by political leaders, but by individuals coming together for a common cause.