|“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.
It is difficult not to despair in today’s political climate. Fundamental principles and rights that have been hard fought and incrementally gained are being either undermined or cast aside. Among these are:
- Equality and justice for all;
- A living wage for American workers;
- The right and opportunity to vote;
- A fair and equitable system of taxes;
- Quality education for all children;
- Universal health care;
- A safe and healthy environment;
- And many more.
These are not simply aspirational ideals. They are fundamental to the health and well-being of the country we love and to the freedoms we enjoy. It is going to take everyone, particularly Democrats and like-minded Independents, to make sure that these principles and rights are preserved and strengthened.
As President Obama said, we cannot wait for someone else or for some other time to make the changes we seek. We must recognize that living in a democracy is not a given; now more than ever, we must collectively take an active role in preserving it.
You can help by becoming an Upper St. Clair Democratic Committee Member. Each of the 18 wards and districts in Upper St. Clair is entitled to have two committee members: one male and one female. The Upper St. Clair Democratic Committee meets monthly to develop ways to help Democrats get elected.
As of now, while the Committee has many enthusiastic members, 11 of the 36 committee member positions in Upper St. Clair are still vacant. We would love to fill these positions, and the time to do so is now! Current available committee seats are listed in the table below.
The Upper St. Clair Democratic Committee