Monday, September 01, 2008

Ruggiero Thanks from DNC

Rec'd this from Deb Ruggiero. She is holding a fundraiser this Thurs. at the Atlantic Beach Club from 6-8. A donation of $35 (more is okay, too) is requested.

THANK YOU for electing me as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Thank you for sending me to Denver to watch history unfold as the first African American, Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. He’ll be a voice at the table for so many. Yes, I am disappointed that my candidate, Hillary Clinton, did not win the nomination, but I am proud at Hillary’s graciousness and her unwavering ability to unite the party. I saw her speak several times at events outside the convention and there were moments when you knew from her voice and her eyes this was not easy for her. She had put so much into this campaign over the last 18 months. Her work is not done; the future is still being written for all of us.

The message at the Democratic National Convention was one of HOPE, FAMILY, and CHANGE. If you heard the compelling speeches from Michelle Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Joe Biden, Vice President Al Gore, and Presidential nominee Barack Obama you heard the resounding message of providing a better life for our children. In the words of Michelle Obama, “my blessing is one that came because of those who worked so hard before me.”

In the end there are no blue states or red states just the United States of America. We are all American patriots-- those who know that our leaders must be honest, hard working, and more concerned with public interest than self-interest. We need leaders who help us understand each other, not drive us apart. We need leaders who know that conserving more is better than wasting more. John F. Kennedy’s words still ring true: “the energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world”. God Bless you, your family, our community and our great country.

Warm Regards,

Deb Ruggiero
Democrat for State Representative
District 74 Jamestown/Middletown
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