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- Message from the Chair
- Candidate Updates
- GWCDP News
- Our Community
- News & Noteworthy
- Legislative Updates
- Upcoming Events
Message from the Chair
Tomorrow marks the end of one of the most difficult periods of our country’s history and despite that, I still owe Donald J. Trump a small debt of gratitude.
I recently was surprised to discover that I had been quoted in the Index Journal back in September of 2017.
Kimler, who for most of his life was disinterested in politics, said he became active in the organization after the presidential election in November.
“My first meeting was wall to wall, packed with a lot of concern and a lot of people upset, and that hasn’t diminished,” he said. “I’ve been ambivalent about politics my entire life. When you start to motivate the politically lazy, you know you’re in trouble.”
It wasn’t the election of Trump to office that turned me into an activist. It’s what he did immediately after taking office, starting with the disgraceful Muslim travel ban, that drove me to my first Democrat meeting. And just about every disgraceful action since, done under the cover and protection of the Republican Congress and Senate, has fueled my energy ever since.
And now that Trump’s presidency has resulted in the loss of the White House, Senate, and Congress for the Republicans it appears I wasn’t alone in that motivation. Dare I say my quote now sounds a bit prescient?
But before I crown myself as the next Nostradamus, one of the most valuable lessons we must never forget is that our Democracy is precious and fragile. We were just one failed businessman and gameshow host away from becoming one of those nations that enter into the history books as part of dark chapter. Can we keep the momentum alive and continue to fight for what is decent and right even when the shift in power in Washington DC is currently in our favor? I sure hope and pray we do.
We can prevent sliding back to the Trump years by volunteering to help with messaging and education, voter registration, and community service. We need you to throw your hat in the ring and be a voice for us who are in desperate need of representation. Let us learn and grow from this experience.
Patricia Partlow will be sworn in at the next Greenwood City Council meeting on Monday, Jan 25 at 5:30 pm. If you are member of Ward 2, show up in support of your new City Council Representative!
Swearing in Ceremony
Join us for a Virtual get-together as we watch the swearing-in ceremony of our next President and Vice-President on Wednesday!!
The inaugural ceremonies will begin with the national anthem and invocation around 11:30 a.m. ET. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shortly before noon.
President-elect Biden will then be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts at noon ET on the Capitol’s West Front, as is tradition.
We will live stream the proceedings in a virtual Zoom room. We’ve also uncovered a small leftover supply of Biden-Harris signs and bumper stickers. Attendees will get them on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last!
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