Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Final Stretch

Election Day is five days away. This midterm election will affect everyone. A Republican majority may take over the House. Many seats are threatened in the Senate. If this happens, President Obama will have a near impossible chance of keeping his campaign promises. More importantly, if this happens, Congress will undergo two years of major gridlock.
This election is important. Unfortunately, this country has fallen into a state of apathy. Dissatisfaction with the state of American affairs has caused the most politically conscious to avoid this midterm election. We cannot afford to stay on the sidelines. Democrats need to get out and vote. And Democrats need to convince other Democrats and left-leaning Independents to vote. We need to do all that we can to insure that President Obama and Congress has every opportunity to pass the legislation we, as a country, need.
We cannot lose sight of the change that we all worked for in the 2008 elections. We need to go beyond voting and volunteer for the local Get out the Vote (GOTV) campaign this weekend. We need to encourage people to vote by knocking on doors and making phone calls. This is the only way to impact the election. Notre Dame Democrats need to Get Out The Vote for Congressman Joe Donnelly. A loss to Jackie Walorski, the Tea Party challenger, cannot occur. Volunteer for Joe Donnelly in these last five days. Congress will lose Democrats. After all, it is a midterm election. But we need to do all we can to insure a Donnelly victory. If Donnelly loses his seat, we lose the change we all worked for in 2008. Get Out The Vote!

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