The Democrat Next Door

by Judith Bambace 

Whenever I tell people about my involvement with the Coronado Democratic Club, I inevitably get the question, “Are there really Democrats in Coronado?” I am flabbergasted, not to mention highly insulted. After all, around 25% of registered voters in Coronado are Democrats, which is nothing to sneeze at in this seemingly ultra-conservative burgh. You may, like me, wonder where all these people are and why they are not more visible, outspoken and politically active, especially now. As we have learned from the Republican primaries, this is no ordinary election year. We not only have the Presidency at stake, but also the Senate to keep and the House to gain. There is much to do, and it’s not too soon to rally the forces.

Voter Suppression Must Stop!

It is clear that the Republicans, including the anti-government libertarians, anti- immigration activists, anti-healthcare proponents (deny women birth control coverage — really?) and anti-tax fanatics, are totally divorced from reality. The GOP candidates are spending huge amounts of time and money attacking President Obama. One of the actions you can take immediately to help support President Obama is to debunk Republicans’ claims and make sure others hear about what Democrats have accomplished. I recently signed up to be a member of the “Truth Team” – a web-based resource for grassroots supporters that provides everything you need to know and the tools to help share that information with undecided voters in your life. By learning about President Obama’s record and promises kept, I can intelligently respond to false and negative statements about the President, and challenge the Republicans’ lies about their own records. So the next time someone asks, “What has President Obama really accomplished?”, I will be armed with accurate information. I am a firm believer that knowledge is power. You can access the Truth Team website at http://my.barackobama.com/Truth-Team

Speaking of grassroots supporters, many thanks to those of you who have renewed your membership in the Coronado Democratic Club for 2012. You have a voice in the political process and are making a difference. To those who have not yet renewed, don’t delay. We need you. Collectively, we can hold the Republicans’ feet to the fire and keep this country moving forward. And the next time someone asks, “Where are all the Democrats in Coronado?” I’ll be able to answer, “We are everywhere.”

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