Like my papi says, “Todo Cambia” – everything changes.
This is truly reflective of our party and who we are as Democrats. As the oldest voter-based political party in the world and oldest existing party here in the United States, we can trace our party’s roots back to the late 18th Century. We are the party of the “common man” – and yes, woman. And although our party’s longevity is one we can truly be proud of, it has not come without controversy, tormented segues and serious disagreements.
Yet, here we are; a Democratic party that now stands for egalitarianism and social equality, and which supports voting rights and minority rights, including LGBTQ+ rights, multiculturalism, and religious secularism. And we’ve been able to get to this point because we care about ourselves and others and what happens in the many tomorrows we nurture for our and our children’s future. We are the culmination – and the emissaries – of a collective goal: to leave this world in better shape than when we arrived.
While we may not always agree as to how we’re going to get there, in everything we aspire to accomplish —no matter the “ask”, the complexity, or how uncomfortable it may be at times – one thing remains constant, people do the work. People devise innovations, they resolve issues, and they inspire each other every day to meet challenges, among many other important things.
2020 is a turning point and the year we’ll make a big difference in our county, state and across the country. We built impetus in 2018, but we’ve got a lot to do to get out the vote (GOTV) and elect more Democrats. We’ve been doing that since 1790.
Join us, and let’s keep moving forward in 2020 and beyond.
Gloria Meehan, Chair
Comal County Democratic Party