I hope this finds you well.
Things continue to develop in a very problematic way. The Republican party has been totally hijacked by Trumpist T-Partiers who are hell-bent on protecting this President with all they can muster. Their policy platform continues to be empty of new ideas, and in their place, they cling to remnants of an idealized past, creating policies that vilify ‘the Other’ and creating much harm in the process.
They must be stopped.
This is not a discussion anymore about differences of approach to policy considerations regarding a given topic, knowing that the other side has good intentions but a difference of opinion. The other side is now largely represented by people who are intentionally creating harm through deception at all levels of government, policies that are taking people who have lived in the US for 20+ years as positive contributors to society, while the Russians continue to interfere with our elections with the expressed intent to sow discord internally in the US as well as with the Western alliance in general, all the while the President and his staff dance around payoffs to prostitutes and protections for known domestic violence perpetrators staffing the white house.
The scandals that would be earth shaking are becoming normalized and accepted. We are on a slippery slope to being an authoritarian state. This is not hyperbole. The evidence is real and every present.
They must be stopped and we all must be vigilant and take action.
Santa Cruz Indivisible is going to focus our efforts in 2018 on flipping Congressional level seats in the House in order to put a stop to this destruction. With a majority in the House, we can regain Chairmanships of Committees and legislatively block the Republican/Trumpist Party.
To this end, Santa Cruz Indivisible is going on a ‘war-footing’ to support progressive candidates for 2018. We are currently in the midst of creating our Plan. We are doing so with key leaders of Indivisibles and other progressive groups, so that our efforts are coordinated. If you have electoral experience, and are interested in helping, contact me directly.
We will be hosting a planning meeting on 3/10 to assign leadership roles for our efforts. If you are willing to sink your teeth into this effort, and would take a minor leadership and/or coordinating role, we would greatly appreciate it. Our progressive values are under attack, and we must not only put an end to it, but we must move the needle in the opposite direction.
Our Republic and the ideals for which it stands do not come for free. People have given their lives for this country we live in. Great suffering has been experienced by many thousands of people in order for you to have the privilege of reading this letter I have had the privilege to write. We must protect these privileges.
In peace & solidarity,
Carson D. Kelly