Today is the day we set aside to honor the struggles and achievements of working men and women and the labor movement. For this one day, we make workers the focus of our attention – not the business owners, the products or the profits. We simply say thank you to those who do what needs to be done to make our nation work.
Today is also the time honored marker beginning the home stretch for the election season, when voters start to tune in and focus. And this year we have more exciting possibilities and serious risks than at almost any time in modern California history.
With an unhinged, xenophobic, misogynistic, narcissistic, demagogue at the top of the Republican ticket, and with his crony candidates running for office at every level of government, Democrats must take this election with extreme seriousness. Defeat would be no laughing matter!
Trump and those who support his agenda are a frightening spectacle of selfishness, greed, hate and untethered anger, lashing out in all directions and praying for a return to the so-called “good old days.” But we know those days were good only for a thin slice of America, and that’s why Democrats must stand united in the battles ahead. We must go all out in the fight to regain the two-thirds super-majority in the Legislature, grow the size of our Congressional delegation, and elect strong Democrats to local office all the way down the ballot.
As I have for many years, I’ve been traveling up and down our great Golden State, meeting with candidates and working with County Parties and local activists. I’ve witnessed firsthand the energy, enthusiasm and commitment we need to win big, and I know we can do this.
As the clock ticks ever-faster towards Election Day, it’s critical that we turn up the heat on Donald Trump and his Republican Party and reject their narrow, selfish, hate-filled, anti-worker agenda. As an important call to action, I ask everyone to use the hashtag #CADemocratsTogether when you tweet or post about the election, so we can share our ideas and collaborate more effectively across our state.
Remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Let’s have a victory for all.
Eric C. Bauman
Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party
Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
P.S. As Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party, I always make myself available to speak at local Party and campaign events across the state, and to help with problem resolution and campaign planning. If you have an upcoming event, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.