Coordinated in campaign colors white, yellow and blue, the Donna Edwards for Congress campaign headquarters opened this evening in Temple Hills, Md. As I walked to the door, I was met by the candidate. Donna is refreshingly down to earth and engaging. I spoke with the candidate briefly and explained my reason for attending without giving too much away.
The best way to get over the funk of disillusionment with the political process is to help somebody. For all of the right reasons, Donna is fantastic candidate worthy of my time and support. A good crowd of progressives from both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties were present and it was diverse-just like Donna’s campaign staff.
To get the party started, Donna was introduced by freshman Maryland State Delegate Aisha Braveboy. Delegate Braveboy movingly spoke of her continuing support for Donna because Donna is a candidate that genuinely speaks of issues important to the community: medicare, medicaid, education, and the disaster that is No Child Left Behind.
Donna stepped up to the mike and to the assembled guests that February 12, 2007 presents the people of Maryland’s fourth congressional district the opportunity to turn the page on the deceitful, dangerous, and disatasrous Bush regime. Donna eloquently spoke of leading the nation for change against both Republicans and Democrats that stood with the Bush Adminstration’s agenda of mass deception-a not so veiled reference to Congessman “Fat Albert” Wynn. Instead of deception, she wants America to be a country and a district that takes the lead in expanding health care access, education, and a country in which leaders look to actually lead.
Finally, my favorite part was Donna’s pithy ending, “Our phones are on, our pencils are sharpened, and our numbers are growing.” Indeed. Funds permiting, I can come back in mid-September and do some door-to-door canvassing. With a district approximately 800 square miles, she’ll need all the volunteers she can muster to beat Fat Albert. If y’all are interested, lend a sistah a hand. The Donna Edwards for Congress HQ can be reached at 301-316-1880.