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Victory Alone is not the Change We Need

The election is finally over!  I would like to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication through this long and sometimes difficult process. With the election behind us, we can all move forward on issues that are important to all Americans. Hopefully, all the fighting over the Affordable Care Act will be over and it will finally be accepted as the law of the land.

In this election cycle, the countless meetings you all attended, the phone banking and block walks, all played a major role in our success. Your dedication and tireless efforts bested the billions of dollars raised to defeat our President and stopped the far right from their extremist agenda that jeopardized the quality of life of working families and retirees.

We should all take a minute to catch our breath, recharge our batteries and celebrate our victory. Then, the work starts all over again! We need to make sure that the lame duck session does no harm to the programs, such as Medicare and Social Security, which are so vital to working class Americans. We need to support policies that promote full employment and family sustaining incomes that will continue to grow us out of this recession.

As I have said in the past, this victory alone is not the change we seek - it is only the chance for us to make that change, a path for us to move forward. However, it cannot happen without all of us working as hard on our agenda as we did in this election. 

Again, thank you for a job well done!

Connie Entrekin, SOAR President

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