A message from our Charlotte County Democrats Chair

By Teresa Jenkins

We are close to the finish line in this election season and we can’t take our foot off the gas!  Yes, early voters and those who voted by mail have turned out in record-breaking numbers this year. But there are still many voters we need to reach and persuade to partake in this process.

Please take a look at our website pages to learn about what is happening and how you can help Democrats win.

Our history as a party informs us that by working together, we can move society forward, especially when we raise our voices for those among us with little money, influence, or acceptance. Joe Biden is genuine when he says he will make his presidency about helping others. Biden recently said, “I’ll listen to the American people, no matter what their politics.”

In 1984, Jesse Jackson addressed the Democratic National Convention: “Tonight, we come together bound by our faith in a mighty God, with genuine respect and love for our country, and inheriting the legacy of a great party, the Democratic Party, which is the best hope for redirecting our nation on a more humane, just and peaceful course.”

Jackson’s words are true today. The country is at the intersection of its biggest challenges: vast income inequality, the threat of climate change, a pandemic of historical proportions, and the persistence of racial inequality and segregation. But it is the Democratic Party that is best equipped to tackle these problems with Joe Biden at the helm.

It’s easy to lose hope because of the threats and fearmongering coming from the White House. But there is hope. Our work has never been more important and our dependence on each other is irreplaceable.

In the final days of the 2020 election, I know that I can count on all of you to do whatever you can to rise up and be part of pushing our country toward the change we so desperately need.