Dear fellow Obama/Biden 08' volunteers,
Like most of you, I thought after all our hard work in the months leading up the election, we would be able to rest after President Obama was elected. Unfortunately, we have too many advisories to sit back and relax. Our country needs us now more than ever before. We can't sit back and expect the president and our elected officials to do everything, President and Candidate Obama reminded us of this during the election and after the election. In President Obama's victory speech he closed with the following words:
"America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves: If our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?
This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time — to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can."
We had a very strong group of volunteers and supporters in the months leading up to the election, and our country needs that political activism again. If we want to see health care for all, we must get out there and campaign for it, just as we did to see Obama elected. If we want to put an end to the corruption on Wall Street and the big corporations we fought so hard against, we must step up to the plate again. Our advisories would love nothing more than to see Obama and the other elected officials fail, they have publically stated they want to see this happen. It's up to us to continue to create the change we campaigned for. President Obama didn't win the election alone, and he can't change the nation alone. We all have to step in and do our part!
Congressman Kissell did not vote for health care reform, and we need to let him know exactly how we feel about his vote. After all, if it were not for the tons of volunteers on the ground, he wouldn't be in the position he's in today. I implore you all to write and call our congressman and senators and the president. Finally, let's get together again, and come up with plans to fight back against the people who wish to see our hard work end in failure!