To Santa Rosa Democratic Club members and Friends!
The outcome of the national election last week was shocking! Like you, I have experienced a range of emotions: shock, denial, depression, anger, overwhelm and then determination to not be defeated…no matter what that requires of us.
To paraphrase our Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and other leaders: we will support whatever actions that the new administration proposes which benefit the American people and stand firm and fight back against any actions which do not. We are called to action and we will respond! More to come on that front.
I want to also acknowledge that we lost some very important races in Sonoma County. Those too were shocking! Our 5th Supervisor’s race, some of the city council and school board races were won by people we did not endorse nor support. There too we must be vigilant.
AND we won very important local and state races, including local initiatives and state propositions. Those victories must not be underestimated! We can be very grateful that we live in California and particularly in Sonoma County.
The 2016 focus of the Sonoma County Democratic Party, as well as each one of the local Democratic Clubs, has been the election….or should I say the elections: locally, state wide and nationally. I want to thank each and every person who was involved, who stepped forward and participated in this process. You made a difference! We are stronger together!
Next week is Thanksgiving. It is important for us all to remember that there is also much that we can be thankful for including our family, friends and community.
With warmest regards,
Santa Rosa Democratic Club
P.S. Friendly Reminder: We do not have a membership meeting in November. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 14th. That notice will be out soon, please save the date.