Today is a very important day for Democrats. The Virginia race for governor will either spur enthusiasm in other important Democratically-held elections or put our momentum for 2022 and 2024 into a stall mode. Never fear, though, our inspiring former first lady has something to say about that.
Michelle Obama pointed out that this was not simply one vital race but an election that held true for many seats and issues up and down the vote. CNN reported about what a “win for McAuliffe would be:”
‘A win for McAuliffe would be a validation for President Joe Biden and his agenda, while a win for Youngkin, who has tried to walk a fine line on handling support from former President Donald Trump, would provide a jolt of momentum for Republicans and could provide Republicans running in competitive states with a roadmap for handling Trump.’
There are “24 statewide ballot measures up for consideration in six states — Colorado, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington,” the National Conference of State Legislatures reported.
These were just some of the many issues, according to CNN:
- Mayoral contests that pit progressives against establishment figures.
- Defund the Police’s progressive movement.
- Response to Covid-19 Restrictions.
- Reparations “address historical discrimination against the Black community in Detroit.”
Obama emphasized that every vote in every election is important. She noted that “state and local elections can have a profound impact” on us in her tweet:
‘Today is Election Day! From city hall and the governor’s mansion to the school board and the courts — state and local elections can have a profound impact on your day-to-day life. So if your city or state has an election today, make sure your voice is heard by voting!’
In many elections, one vote can make the difference between winning and losing. Let us hope that vote is a Democrat’s vote.
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