Even Today, We Are Stronger Together

DC FEDERATION FOCUS:

* NEWS FLASH!!  The PA Federation said to wear white to the Brunch, because as Dr. Collins said, “this is a death – this will be a celebration a new beginning.”  Contact Linda Jefferson at: Lhjeferson@aol.com if you would like to join us for the Fall Road Trip to Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  Brunch tickets are: $40.00 in advance.  Registration is due NOW.  Car pool drivers are needed.

*The DCFDW’s Theme for the Year is “Building Bridges – Taking Action.  Let us know if you’d like to chair or be a member of either the Annual Luncheon, Legislative Summit or Women in Blue committees.

* Next DCFDW Meeting – Monday, December 12, 6:45 pm. RSVP me at (202) 491-9245.

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Now that the Presidential election is over and the voters have spoken, we are all challenged to moveforward decisively with energy and purpose.  Even though at this moment, we may be somewhat dispirited, disillusioned and disappointed, at times like these we have to remind ourselves that we as a people have endured far worse.  You have fought a good fight, so do not become weary in well-doing.  We need to remember that the government is on the shoulders of a power higher than the White House and that alone gives us reason to be encouraged and reason for hope.

Starting today, our immediate goal should be to map out a strategy to ensure that in 2018 we have a winning down ballot in every state and in 2020 a Democratic President, and Congress.  The plan has to begin now and the follow through has to be in earnest.  The plan has to be put into action, so that the legacy of President Obama and our accomplishments over the past decades are not eroded or lost.

The second imperative is that starting today we have to push local and state government leaders to do their jobs and represent the interests of ALL the people – not just the ones who supported Trump.  Community involvement and empowerment will never be more important than it will be with a Trump administration.  We can’t sit idly by and expect others to protect us, otherwise our most basic rights and priveleges will be taken away.

It won’t be not enough to march.  We have to translate our protest into social action and work at every level to make sure that government works for us, especially to assure criminal justice reform.  Do not be fooled into believing that all is lost!!  We may need to take a little time to get our bearing and mend our wounds, but we have to come back out fighting.  Together with our collective wisdom, strength, knowledge and resilience, we can forge forward.  The struggle begins today!!

**Democratically Yours

Hazel Bland Thomas, DCFDW President

 

The Pennsylvania Democratic of Democratic Women

Cordially invites YOU to its

2016 Champagne Brunch: Theme: “Know Your Power!”

Nancy Pelosi, Former Speaker of the House

15th Annual Celebration of Outstanding Elected Democratic Women

11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

148 Sheraton Drive

New Cumberland, PA 17070

Advance tickets $40.00 (at the door $50.00 cash); Table of 10 paid in advance $350.00

Make checks payable to: PFDW – PAC,

Mail to: Dr. Carolyn C. Collins

OEDW- Brunch, P.O. Box 27,

Ridley Park PA 19078

REMEMBER to Wear White to Symbolize A Renewing of  our Spirit