As someone who heads up a County Democratic Party, I had first row seats to the the Blue Wave of 2018. It didn’t begin in 2018, of course. It began on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016. As a nation woke up to the terrifying reality that a misogynistic, racist show business conman had been elected as the President of the United States, a low rumbling began. As the days and weeks passed, people who normally paid little attention to politics and government began to realize that if they wanted change in this country, they were going to have to take part in that process and live their values.
Slowly but inexorably, people around our state and around the country began waking up politically and stepping up to support their values. They formed Indivisible groups. They began to fight for the rights of people with whom they had little in common except their humanity. They became citizen lobbyists, community organizers, and political activists. The skills they learned being Cub Scout leaders, Brownie troop leaders, book club organizers, and all of the other things they do in their lives, they began to take matters into their own hands. And, in 2018, the results were unquestionable. People went to the ballot box and voted on their values in record numbers and progressives crushed it across the country.
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