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November 5, 2004

Call to Action

Here's my advice: You had a couple of days to indulge your depression - now, get over it. The election's been lost but there's still a country to save, and with the current leadership that won't be easy. Crucial matters that have been taken for granted too long - like the Supreme Court and Social Security - are at risk. Caving in to depression and a sense of helplessness should not be an option when the country is speeding toward an abyss.

Roll up your sleeves and do what you can. Talk to your neighbors. Call or write your elected officials. Volunteer to help in political campaigns. Circulate petitions. Attend meetings. Protest. Run for office. Support good candidates who are running for office. Register people to vote. Reach out to the young and the apathetic. Raise money. Stay informed. And vote, vote, vote - every chance you get.

Democracy is a breeze during good times. It's when the storms are raging that citizenship is put to the test. And there's a hell of a wind blowing right now.
---BOB HERBERT

Source: Bob's NY Times OpEd O.K., Folks: Back to Work published: November 5, 2004
[Bob was addressing voters and supporters of John Kerry's bid for the Presidency in the 2004 election]

Posted by niganit at November 5, 2004 7:54 AM
More like this: Inspirational


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