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Post-Election 2016 Debrief:
What Just Happened & How to Move Forward
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Haverford Township Free Library
Next Democratic Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 18
American Legion Post 338,
2200 Grasslyn Ave. Havertown
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Dear Fellow Democrats,
First, thank you. Every one of us who knocked on a door, dropped a piece of lit, or planted a sign participated in the great contest that we call democracy. Here in Haverford and across Delaware County, we Democrats did our part to ensure a progressive and for the first time, a woman, leads the Free World. Of our efforts, reflected in the votes of the majority of our community, we can and should be proud.
For the second time in the last five Presidential Elections the Democratic nominee has won a majority of the popular vote yet lost the Presidency in the Electoral College, an antiquated device created by the Founding Fathers to rig our elections in favor of the country’s propertied class. Yet our nominee, to her great credit, hasn’t contested the election of her opponent as a “fraud” but instead called on all Americans to accept the result and work together to ensure our country continues to be the greatest hope of mankind on this planet.
My wife and I had tears in our eyes as we listened to her concession speech yesterday. As Democrats and Americans we take great pride in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thirty years of service to our country even as we look to the future for new leaders to continue the fight for working families in the Age of Trump.
The work to take back the White House begins now, across America and here in Haverford. It starts with local elections in 2017 as we work to have the Democratic majority in Haverford’s voter registration reflected in our local Township and County governments; all politics is local. In the days to come I’ll be sharing 2016 election results for Haverford and providing information on a Thank You party our Committee is planning to celebrate the work we’ve all done in 2016 and begin our planning for 2017 and beyond.
Because, as Ted Kennedy said in his great Convention speech of 1980: “…For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die
Haverford Democratic Committee