Monday, July 11, 2005
Knowledge is PowerI recently attended a Democracy for America training. It was really a great experience; I learned a lot, networked with a few people, and spread the word about AAFD.
Irene was there also, so AAFD was in full effect.
Unfortunately, Black folk were not in full effect. Sure there were a few of us there...out of over a hundred people total.
That's one of the reasons our voices aren't being heard in the Democratic Party these days, because we're not as involved as we should be.
Right now is a golden opportunity to effect some real change within the Democratic Party, but we have to show up. Voting by itself just isn't enough. We have to go knock on doors, take up leadership positions on the local level, and run for office ourselves- at all levels. You don't have to have any experience to volunteer, just do it- or you can get trained.
Get involved with AAFD, that's a start that doesn't require a lot of time or money. Donate a few bucks, leave comments on the blog, discuss issues of concern with your family, friends, and neighbors.
No one else is going to do it for you.