A Force to Be Reckoned With
Election Day was a great victory for working families and for the Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County! We at the Movement chose a future where opportunities are available to everyone, and not just a select few.
We won because of thousands of PG citizens rallied, made phone calls, knocked on doors, red our blogs and drove people to the polls.
It’s not just the Presidential contest that we are celebrating today, either. From U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin in Maryland, to John Delaney in 7th congressional District, to Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Congressman Steny Hoyer in southern Maryland — working people have strong new allies in the U.S. Congress. And we won key seats for the Board of Education (“BOE”) in Prince George’s County Maryland. Ms. Carletta Fellows, Edward Burroughs and others are going to represent us well. At the time of going to the press, Mr. David Murray our preferred candidate and Ms. Epps were in Statistical Dead Heat. The official winner for BOE District 1 may not be determined until Nov. 16, 2012. (Read more) (Read More) Above all, many thanks to Raheela Ahmed – School Board Candidate District 5 who put up a brave fight against the Board of Education chairperson who had all the resources. The chair of the board almost lost.
Nevertheless most local elections for BOE members were very exciting to watch. PG citizen spoke loud and clear. The elections in Prince George’s County District 5, 4 and District 1 were very close to call. The message is very clear, majority of PG county citizens want to see change from their elected leaders and corruption as a way of life cannot be condoned.
Make no mistake though, as sweet as Tuesday’s victories are, we must continue fighting. Next week, Prince George’s County Board of Education and Congress will reconvene to consider many important budget issues that will determine America’s priorities—and just like in the election, we’re going to need your support on the frontlines of the fight. Embedded herein are our top priorities.
How we got here must guide where we go. If we’re going to accomplish the things America voted for on Tuesday, you’ve got to be even more involved in getting them done than you were in giving our elected officials the chance.
Now is neither the time to relax nor is it a time to feel defeated (for those who lost). Now is the time to take a deep breath, review the results, congratulate the winners, and keep a steady eye on our leaders. Maintenance of our freedoms demands of us our continuous involvement and engagement in matters concerning our system of self governance.
We’ll be in touch soon about how we can get started on some of the President’s top priorities in his second term.
For now, we just want to say we are so proud of this team. And we can’t wait to see where you take this incredible movement from here.
Cheers for everything you’ve done and continue to do to protect public services. We thank you for your outstanding support, friendship, prayer and belief in our reform Sasscer movement campaign. Don’t stop fighting for what is right and for what you believe in. We must reform Sasscer once and for all.
May God bless Prince George’s County -Maryland and may God bless the United States of America.
Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.