2024 Looks Bright
Because you are the light
Let me start out by saying: Thank you.
Thank you for being part of my extended family and for helping me get through the last 7 years. Its ups and downs were so jarring that they’re tough to actually measure. Some of our wins have been enormous, while some of our losses have been beyond devastating.
The road we are on once again looks like it could be dark. Yes, there is a chance that all of the progress and recovery we’ve worked so hard for could be taken away in the blink of an eye. That is truly horrifying.
There are so many unknowns with the path we are on, it is hard to tell what may happen next. And there is still one main person to blame for that: Donald Trump.
With Trump likely being the 2024 Republican nominee for president, the election will once again put a spotlight on an unhinged wannabe dictator. And that is dangerous for all of us, as he hopes to normalize an even more cruel and self-centered version of himself. A pathological liar with a vengeance who will lie, cheat, and steal in order to win.
Trump’s return has already brought more racists, bigots and hateful gremlins crawling out from the darkness, at a level we have never seen before.
Trump represents a darkness that will attempt to permeate heavily into our new year. He will not bring happiness and joy to the world. Only to those desperate to cling onto his hate which they use to generate profit. Trump will present a bleak and diseased version of our country. And the media will try and make us listen to it.
Once again, it’s on us to resist this nonsense, and to push back every single chance that we get.
The light on this road—and at the end of the tunnel, is you. You can be the spotlight that will help us get through the dark times. You must provide the hope that at the end of the day we will make it through this madness.
I see you. You are one of the patriots I am honored to work with. No matter what goes on in the world around us, you are there pushing to make this world a better place.
The world could be darker, that’s for sure. Imagine if Trump were still in power. Imagine who would be working in the White House, who would be at the helms of government agencies, especially the DoJ. Think of how many insurrectionists would be free from prosecution. And of the revenge that Trump would impose on the world around him, against people like me and you.
With President Biden, Speaker Emerita Pelosi and Democrats in Congress we have paved a way to recuperate from the four years of hell. But the biggest fight is ahead of us.
No one person can stop Trump from taking office again. Or any of his unhinged cronies in Congress who will follow his lies to the end of the earth.
But all of us—united—have done it before and, only if we put in our best effort, can do it again. It takes a lot of hard work to ensure people actually get out to vote. Something I’ve done for more than 2 decades now.
It’s a constant slog of phone calls, knocking doors, events, driving folks to polls, handwritten postcards, social media posts, and only a small bit of luck.
As we celebrate the beginning of 2024, please know that myself and everyone I work with are devoted to doing putting in that work so we can to hold on to our democracy.
And if you’re reading this, so are you.
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Thank YOU again for all of your support. And for everything you do. I couldn’t do any of this without you.
I look forward to traveling on this road again together.
May the new year bring you peace and love.
Be well, and do good.