The Need to Vote!
I've heard so many people say this year, "I'm not voting, there is nobody running that I care to vote for." What a mistake! If you choose not to vote in November, you give up the right to vote for anyone that is running in the many city and county races; in effect, you don't get to help decide who is Mayor, Council members, Board of Supervisors, Recorder, Assessor - and I could go on. As far as voting for President, my advice is to check out the legislative and community service records of the candidates and vote for the one who is best suited to serve the people of the United States - for me, that's Hillary - but that's me!
Then there is the next good reason to vote and that is our servicemen and women. I have a son who is currently serving in Iraq and for his sake alone, I will vote! If you know of a veteran who gave up his or her nice comfortable life to serve us, to go in harm's way at the direction of the President; you need to vote! Do you know a family whose serviceman or servicewoman has given their life for their country? Then you need to vote!
Do you have a family? What lessons of civic service are you teaching your children if you don't vote? Take a minute, think about what this country will be if they aren't taught to vote. It is not a right to vote, it is as an American, an obligation that has been given to us to fulfill through the pain of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. And the next one. Voting is not a right, IT IS AN OBLIGATION!
Many people say they vote because they want the right to complain about those who are elected, and that is valid; except we might want to vote to help applaud those decisions. I understand that we as a Nation have changed. We are no longer a gentle nation; we are fast evolving into a nation of hate, of murder in the streets, of pronounced division of races and classes. And the social graces and behavior in America are dwindling fast. The America we have lived in and dreamed of is fast fading away; the place to save it is in the voting booth. Be a part of the solution, not part of the problem; and if you don't like who wins, then vote them out at the first opportunity. But VOTE. Voting is the lifeblood of the nation.
If you are a Precinct Committee Person, part of your responsibility is to canvass your precinct for our Democratic candidates and volunteer in the various phone banks for them.
We are in the last 100 days before the general election and perhaps the most important election of our lives. We simply can not let the Republican presidential candidate win this election; nor can we risk not communicating our message to "support Hillary" to those who are vaguely or directly disillusioned with this election.
I am asking that each of the PCs for 2015-2016 get in touch with your District Chair and make sure she or he is aware of your plans to canvass your precinct, and to be making phone calls urging the people in your precinct to vote Democratic in both the primary and general elections.
We have 97 days to go and lots of work to do. Have a great week.
They have arrived! Four days and four Mohave County delegates to the DNC convention in Philly. Beth Weisser, Joe Longoria, Mikel Weisser and Lorraine Rychill.
Now that the republicans have spent a week frightening us, the integrity of the RNC has fallen to its lowest tidal watermark in decades. Clammers know that low tide is the best time for digging, but also face the reality that an oncomIng storm can surge over the normal tide and cut short their hopes for a good day. The clamor in Cleveland heralded a storm of protest in Philadelphia that will drown the Republicans' scratching and digging with a rising tide of epic proportions. Perhaps this will go down in the history books as the great flood of 2016. I wonder if the republi cans are building an ark.
RNC Fiasco of Hate
I, along with many of you, have finished watching the Republican candidate for President's acceptance speech and I have had to take a long breath of fresh air to clear my head of the stench of things I never thought I would see in America again: isolationism, extremism and developing America into a police state.
For me, among the many insults to my intelligence, were building a figurative wall around America from immigrants, redoing the national highway system, cutting taxes to pay for his promises, repealing the Affordable Care Act, appointing justices of the Supreme Court who would enforce the constitution and on and on. The three most scary things were his interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, his endorsement from the NRA and the most scary one of all - the elimination of the separation of church and state (as a gay Christian, I've lived that one)! I believe The Supreme, whatever and whoever you call him/her/it, runs from the Evangelical!
I say to you, my fellow Democrats, if the speech tonight did not convince youMI to volunteer when you know longer want to,
-- -to donate to the Democrats candidates when you think you given too much,
---to become an intelligent, voting person when everyone says what's the use
--- then maybe this will: If Trump is elected, your basic freedoms as an American are threatened.
This is the scariest Republican candidate we have had in a long, long time. It is crucial to the American Dream and your cherished way of life that Hillary Clinton get elected.
What are you going to do to assure that happens?
We stand by to assist you!