James City County Democratic Committee. PO Box 2032. Williamsburg, VA 23187. email@example.com
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
Dear Democratic Friends--
Election night was a devastating loss for our country. Big wins locally for Monty Mason for State Senate and Mike Mullin for Delegate were overshadowed by Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump. I felt my heart break when my 21-year-old daughter texted me from 2,500 miles away and said, "Mom, I'm scared."
I understand how she feels. This isn't an ordinary loss. We know what it's like to have a president in the White House that we did not choose, but we've never been scared like this--for racial equality, LGBTQ rights, women's rights, and our nation's place in the world. Our lives feel less safe and secure today than they did yesterday.
But let's remember a few important things. First, we are Virginia Democrats, and that means we know full well what it's like to throw ourselves into Democratic causes and candidates--and lose some times. This isn't our first loss and it almost certainly won't be our last. Our Delegate Elect for the 93rd District, Mike Mullin, can teach us a thing or two about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and giving it another try. He ran for Newport News City Council just this past May and lost. And yet when we asked him to run for Delegate, he said yes and threw himself into creating a winning campaign that was all about the issues that are important to us as Democrats.
Second, if we stop now, Trump will REALLY win. We have to keep on keepin' on, to borrow a phrase from Senator Elect Monty Mason, and keep working on the issues that are non-negotiable to us.
I have so much hope for us as Democrats, and Donald Trump can't take that away.
We will never stop--at all.
With hope (and a feather),
James City County Democrats
December 12--Panel:The Implications of A Trump Presidency: What Happens Next?
December 15--Holiday Gathering
January 19--James City County Democrats regular meeting
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Mike Mullin Still Needs Us!
We all worked very hard these past few months and everyone needs a much-deserved break. When that break is over, however, Mike Mullin needs us again. Mike ran in a special election to fill Monty Mason's term since Monty ran for State Senate. There will be no rest for Mike since he has to run again in 2017. Email Mike at Mike@VoteMikeMullin.com