The year was 1961, when Kennedy made this statement in his first inaugural address. He inspired the nation to take part in the political system to make changes for the benefit of all...and they aspired to do just that. It was a time of great change. Today, we could easily substitute county for country and have those same words apply to the challenges that face us right here in Rockingham County. Because, without us all doing our part, nothing is going to change, except the continued slide backwards into neo-conservative regression.
Statistically Rockingham County should be overwhelmingly Democratic. But, we know that among registered voters that simply means that there are a lot of people who never changed their parties when their politics did, or there are a lot of democratic thinkers who aren't doers.
2016 represents a tipping point, not just for our county, or our state, but for the nation as a whole. In the balance, hangs the specter of a future with no voice for half of our citizens. Because if the GOP prevails, there will be little we can do to stop their assault on education, healthcare, social security, equal rights, justice, fair elections, and the protection of human and environmental resources. If we want change, it's time to ask ourselves what we can DO...and then DO IT!
Come join the Rockingham County Democratic Party and take an active part in changing all our lives for the better.