President’s Column

September 19, 2016

Originally published in Coffee Party USA

Debilyn Molineaux, Coffee Party USA

It is fair to say that the political events of the last year have left many of us feeling adrift. There is so much vitriol, so much mischief, so much spin everywhere, that giving up on it all might seem like a valid solution to the swirl. We must not surrender.

#VoteAnyway is the Coffee Party USA campaign to encourage all citizens to vote, even in the face of many who would say it does not matter. We believe nothing could matter more. We believe the change you seek begins with your vote. Your support is essential to others who have risked themselves to represent you from local to state to federal offices. Your voice and your vote matters.

We are also asking you to help us get the vote out!  Please share this information, use the hashtag #voteanyway and point people to our website, discuss voting with your friends and family, help people get to the polls, in other words….do what you can where you are to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard!We feel disenchanted.Disenchantment is not disenfranchisement.

The road to reclaiming our government for us, the people, to be MORE involved. Not less. Truth and love will prevail.  

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.   ― Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

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