Striving for a More Perfect Union
First allow me to say thank you to everyone for the faith and trust you placed in me to lead our organization. It is an honor to be elected chair of the West Side Democrats. I am humbled by your support, especially during these uncertain times. I have always been called to serve and I will not let you down.
As such, it is time to get started.
2020 has certainly proved to be challenging thus far. It began with rising tensions in the Middle East, from an administration seemingly bent towards war. We witnessed an impeached President, only to be acquitted by an unaccountable U.S. Senate. A crippling contagion is now threatening the most vulnerable in our community. Our economy, which has always exploited many to benefit the few, has crashed. Even now, we are watching the ugly side of systemic racism in institutions we should value and cherish. That said, these times also have brought out the best in all of us.
This country has always been predicated on the belief that we will always strive to form a more perfect union. These are not just empty words on some parchment, but rather the very foundation to who we are as a people. It is evident in each and every protest for change. It is present in every impassioned plea to our boards and commissions. It is spirit that drives us not only to volunteer, but also ultimately to the polls. Here and now, I appeal to each and everyone one of you to push us further toward those ideals on which this country was founded.
So I challenge you: let’s get to work. Let’s come together as fellow democrats. Let’s get organized as a party. Let’s continue to protest the injustices around us. Let’s hold each other accountable. Let’s register potential voters in our community. Let’s help get good democrats elected up and down the ballot. Let’s form that more perfect union.
Last, but certainly not least, let’s send the orange one packing.
It is time to get started.
Chair, West Side Democrats of Bernalillo County