I know you’ve had dozens (if not hundreds!) of phone calls, emails, and door knocks, from me, my staff, and our amazing volunteers. I thank you for taking the time to listen, read, and respond.
We’ve been reaching out to …you about today’s election for three reasons.
First, because elections are important. The right to vote is a sacred and cherished right for which our nation’s founders fought. It is our luck as Americans to have the chance to choose who represents us, and it is our obligation to show up the the polls and make our voices heard.
Second, because it is important that we face the challenges of our time head-on. Climate change, income inequality, unemployment, student debt, gun violence, a too-complicated path to citizenship, discrimination and terror will not fade away if we close our eyes. Something must be done.
And, third – because I was born an incurable optimist – I believe that something can be done, and we can be the ones to do it. We have to stay resolutely optimistic, doing our damnedest, to address each and every one of these problems. Together, we can solve them. Yes, we still can and we must.
If you live in the 8th district, please commit to vote. Wherever you live, please get your family members, your friends, your coworkers, and your long-lost cousins in the 8th to come to the polls.
Voting begins at 6:00 am, and remain open until 7:00 pm this evening.
Thank you, for all you do. See you at the polls!
Don and Megan