by Brenda Green
Saying “my five dollars won’t help” or “five dollars won’t do any good” is like saying “my vote won’t make a difference” or “my vote won’t change anything.” All of those statements are fallacies that we, as Democrats, should speak out against every chance we get.
What if only a few thousand more people who believe these statements are true actually went to the polls on November 8, 2016? We wouldn’t be in the predicament we are in. We wouldn’t be looking at losing funding for our public schools, losing Medicaid services to thousands of Kansans, and much, much more. The Republicans in Washington D.C. are destroying lives. And they don’t care.
So what could your five dollars a month contribution to the local Democratic Committee do? It’s true that by itself five dollars can’t do much. But when added to a thousand other contributions of five dollars a month, it can do a lot. There are 35,000 registered Democrats in Shawnee County. Are you telling me that we really cannot get a thousand of us to contribute $5 a month to help fight the Republican dictatorship?
Make no mistake about it, we have a lot of work to do. Lynn Jenkins will be vacating her seat in the U.S. Congress in 2018. I don’t think I need to explain how important it is for us to fill that seat with a Democrat. It’s up to us — all Shawnee County residents and others in the Second Congressional District — to make certain her seat is filled by a Democrat. As the largest city in the district, Topekans must lead the way in making this happen. We also have a governorship up for election and we will finally rid ourselves of the failed Brownback regime.
There’s no doubt the Republicans will outspend us in the upcoming mid-terms. Meeting their expenditures on advertising and other campaign-related expenses is not going to happen. But it’s a challenge that we must be willing to take on. Are you willing to continue down the same path we are headed? If so, sit back and skip going to the polls, and skip making your $5 monthly contribution to the local Democratic Committee. If not, join me in making a recurring $5 monthly contribution to the Shawnee County Democratic Committee.
Only 322 days 22 hours 13 minutes 26 seconds until the 2018 midterms when we take back our Congress!