As Democrats, we failed: failed to activate enough of our voters and failed to convince the voters of America that we were the better choice. But that doesn’t mean we stopped working on Nov. 9. We’ll always continue to fight for what we believe is best for our country — just as any citizen should.
As our president-elect appoints advisers with a history of white supremacy, we’ll be here to push back. And as Congress sends signals about privatizing Medicare and Social Security, we’ll be here to fight to protect the benefits that our parents and grandparents were promised.
And as your state and federal government continue to let our infrastructure and our schools collapse into rubble, we’ll be there to push back.
As Ted Kennedy said, we’re here to affirm a commitment “not to outworn views, but to old values that will never wear out … fairness always endures … compassion must continue … for those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”
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I hope you will join us — in holding the new administration accountable and getting involved in the Democratic Party.
Chair, Young Democrats of Central Midlands