Message from Suzanne:
Thank you very much to everybody who supported me in my run for Pierce County Council District 5. While the vote did not come down in our favor last night, there are still many ways that we can work for progressive policy changes in our community.
We can’t stand idly by and allow the income gap to go unchallenged. We need to put pressure on local elected officials to ensure businesses pay workers fair wages and work to increase our low income housing supply. We can’t allow representatives to go unchallenged when we see policies going into effect which unfairly prioritize the needs of corporations over our community’s residents. We must continue to work together to ensure our water and air are protected for current and future generations. We need to do what we can to increase public transportation options, particularly within low income neighborhoods. We need to hold our elected officials accountable and ensure that resources are equitably distributed throughout our community.
We hold officials accountable when we show up and speak out. We hold officials accountable by running for office, doing the hard work for progressive candidates (phonebanking, doorbelling, data entry, event planning, signwaving, etc.), and by researching who we vote for. The hard work doesn’t end at the elections. If we want to see the Democratic Party reflect our values, we must get more involved at the local levels.
I look forward to continuing the conversation in person and email. Please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me and who volunteered and/or donated to the campaign. We could not have gotten as far as we did without your help. It means the world to me to have the support of such caring, dedicated, passionate social justice activists and all around badasses.
We’ve got work to do.