The year 2016 has been one for the record books. I wonder what historians will have to say about this year. We’ve all lived it, so there’s no need for me to go over it with you. I am thankful for Election 2016. Not happy, mind you, but thankful. This election season has finally caused people to wake up. Millions are filled with energy and realizing that it is up to each one of us to regain control of this country. We The People are the one’s with the power. We just need to accept it and do something with that power.
There are many ways to channel all the energy people are feeling. Many groups are gaining a lot of members and donations since Nov 8. There’s hundreds, if not thousands, of new groups springing up to help people participate in this democratic experiment called the United States of America. It doesn’t feel very united right now, but we do have the ability to fix that.
I have never felt so strongly compelled to lend my voice and energy to this revolution. It truly is a revolution. No longer are people willing to put up with our government being controlled my monied interests. We’ve all seen the damage this has caused. Enough is enough. It’s time to overthrow that paradigm and begin focusing on forming a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
The Constitution gives that right to We The People, but, because we’ve been easily lolled to sleep, we’ve managed to give that power away.
I’ve been on an adventure the past few weeks. One part of that adventure has been joining many groups that are wanting to bring about change. I’ve seen a recurring sentiment in most. People are begging for ways to do something beyond donating dollars to causes.
A quick and easy way to channel this energy that’s boiling over is to start participating in local government. There’s a few ways, but at the moment, it’s urgent to get involved in your local Democratic Parties. It’s easy, as I’ll explain below.
The reason it’s crucial now is because the Democratic Party is choosing who will lead it for the next two years. Filling those positions with progressive voices will make a big difference during that time. These elections are going on now and for the next few weeks.
For more information about the importance, see this article from the Seattle Weekly:
To find out what’s happening in your area, do a Facebook search for your city, county and state Democratic Party. Their Facebook page will likely tell when the next meetings are and link to their website, where you will find more information.
See what you can find out about the Party structure and who the candidates are for these positions. Have questions ready for the candidates. Consider becoming a committee member, which will give you the ability to vote for state party members and give you a role in providing direction for your local party.
Let your friends know and search around for any local group that wants to participate. There’s been a multitude of groups that have formed recently. Search Facebook and local papers for them. Help others become involved. You’ll be amazed at how easy this will be. Millions of people are looking for ways to get active.
Becoming active in the local party will give you some skills so you can take the next step, if you choose – running for elected office. Whether the local school board, city council or other positions that affect your community.
We will be providing more guides in the near future, so stay tuned. We are just getting a few things up and running and ironing out the kinks. Just like all of you, we are looking forward to being apart of this movement.