I Can’t Breathe

First of all, I want to congratulate all the participants in Saturday’s March to protest the murder of George Floyd and all the African American men and women who have been executed unjustly by police departments all over this country. I am especially proud of our brave NTD members and board members who participated.

Now comes the real challenge. When the marches end and we go back to our pandemic existence for at least the next year, what are WE going to do to break this cycle of poverty, disinvestment and police brutality that is inflicted on people of color? It is fine to march and protest, but what will make change in these practices is to change those in charge of policies and our government.

We all have that opportunity in November 2020. It is not enough to wring our hands or raise our fists and then sit back and hope that change comes.
We have a dangerous President and he is aided by members of his party. Our liberties and freedoms are at stake and the plight of our disadvantaged citizens gets worse every day.

So I charge each and every one of you, whether you marched or not, to become totally involved – and by that I mean influencing the vote to elect Joe Biden President and to do that we need to help turn some of our neighbor states Blue. There are many opportunities to do this while in the safety and comfort of your own home. Our newsletter has many opportunities to post card or phone bank. For those who can afford it, donations to the candidates are also welcome.

DO NOT LET THIS MOMENTUM LAPSE. Let’s win in November and make the REAL CHANGE that this country is crying out for and needs desperately to save our nation and our soul.

Thank you again for caring and doing.

Judy Mandel, President of New Trier Democrats