Volunteer UPDATE: TRAINING scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 10 am and 6 pm.
- a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.
synonyms: subject · participant ·
- freely offer to do something.
“he volunteered for the job” ·
With all the antics currently going on with the way our government is being run, it is easy to just give up. It is easy to want to simply curl into a ball and retreat. The job of taking back our democracy seems too big and too impossible to accomplish.
I ‘give up’ daily. I am so horrified that we went from the best and brightest man of my generation, a man we could all look up to an aspire to be more like to…well, to what we have now. I am ready for the curl up in a ball and retreat.
However, I am continually inspired by the legacy President Obama has left us:
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barack Obama
I took on a big job this year by volunteering to work all summer at Democratic HQ here in Brunswick. I am a veteran of many prior major campaigns in other places, and the difference is startling. We had opposition, to be sure, but we did not face the blatant discrimination that has marked my experiences here. It’s hard and it’s discouraging and it’s crazy-making; I’ve made some friends and some enemies. I would change very little.
I volunteer because I cannot sit by and watch the death of my country as I know it. Hopefully, some of you feel the same way and will decide to give of your time and talents to begin the long process of bringing democracy back to our country.
We need volunteers of all types and kinds. We need office people, we need phone bankers, and we need canvassers. We need people to wave signs. We need people to lend us their talents and ideas. We need this every day.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
Never has this been more critical. This November, the political races that are decided can literally mean life or death for some of our weakest and most vulnerable citizens. Here. In this town. People we know and love.
We need you to stand up and volunteer to help us to defeat the forces that seek to destroy our way of life.
Some people might see this as over-the-top, but I promise you it isn’t. We stand a real chance of losing our democracy to a group of people who couldn’t care less about anything that does not personally enrich them.
Please consider volunteering with our office to help. You can let me know on Facebook, through the website or simply by coming down to the office at 1400 Gloucester.
I promise it will be worth it.
Even though I want to give up, I won’t. Ever.
“What I’m asking for is hard. It’s easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn’t possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future.” Barack Obama