Do Something!

RECEIVED Wed., Nov. 3, 2004

Fellow Democrats,
   Don't be depressed about the election ... do something! One day of voting isn't what the democrats need. They need to be involved in the issues they care about on a regular basis. We can't control the outcome of elections, but we can take the principles we voted for and make them an active part of our lives. We can teach people to read. We can help care for sick people. We can organize and criticize. This is America. Relying on the president to make our problems better isn't the way to get things done anyway. I would love to see a democrat in the White House, but we can't sit here and whine about it; we should get off our butts and try to do some of the things we think need to be done. We don't need to have a certain person in the White House to make our country better, we can do this ourselves.
   Yes, the president does things in our name we don't approve of. Yes, he is against things we find very important. We can't change this. By the same token, one can't complain if they only come out of their holes once every four years. In any case, it is always better to do what you can than worry about what you have no control over. To those of you who are out there making a difference every day ... thank you.
Maureen Ratel
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