Message from the President:
With the Primary Election behind us, it’s time to take a breath, reflect on the work that we’ve done, and prepare ourselves for the hard work that will be required to generate the Blue Wave that will set our country back on a path to compassion and sensibility.
At June’s General Membership Meeting, Dr. Joel Day spoke with our club about the direction of the Democratic Party. He described a vision of the Democratic Party being a force for good in the world. He gave a vision of a party that accomplishes big things. A party that wants to invest in America so that we can solve our crisis of confidence.
His discussion helped me recognize that Democrats need to be able to communicate our ideals as quickly and effectively as Republicans.
Democrats want to be a force for good in the world because we understand that empathy and compassion are more powerful than greed and cruelty.
Democrats want to accomplish big things, like solving Energy Independence, because it will make us safer from environmental catastrophe and from our dependence on foreign nations.
Democrats want to restore confidence in our American Government because government can be a powerful force for good in the world.
I am asking you to really think about why you talk to your friends and neighbors; why you knock on doors. Think about the reasons you will continue to make calls, attend rallies, and register new voters. Ask yourself why we stand in solidarity with our Immigrant and Muslim communities. Then take the core of those reasons and edit them down so they can be easily communicated in a few sentences.
The news has been particularly nasty these past few weeks. The stories of cruelty and corruption weigh heavily on me and my family, as I’m sure it does you and yours, but now is not the time to slink back. It’s not the time to get nasty and lash out. It’s not time to complain; it is time to offer another path forward for America. It will not be easy, and nothing will be given, but…
Now is the time to offer our vision to restore our country to its rightful place as a force for good.