The Rising of the Moon

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Now what?

No, we didn't disappear completely. Instead we've been out working. Did calls for's Call for Change, walked precincts in the 5th and 3rd congressional districts. Worked all of election day on GOTV. Did four precincts making sure they were all covered three times over the course of the day, which ended poll watching to make sure everyone in line at 8pm got to vote.

It was a tremendous day with a great turnout; Minnesota once again leading the nation in voter turnout. We got almost everythign we worked for and a lot we didn't plan on.

So where do we go from here? Obvious the various campaigns need to take a little time off to recoup. But after that it's time to start working on '08. Not only do we need to hold onto this week's gains we need to further consolidate them and extend our leads in the House and Senate and look towards the presidency. We need to work on oversight and investigate the incompetence and corruption that has ruled Washington for the last 6 years. We need to pass positive legislation for middle class Americans. Earn less than $300,000? Then I'm talking to you.

We also need to hold the new Congress accountable. We cannot afford to turn over the keys to what could turn out to a new set of thieves. The American people are the only ones who can hold these public servants accountable. It's our job. We can't just complain. We need to step up and do the job.


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