Last night hurt. I can't lie...
But TOGETHER we came closer than we have in decades.Also, Hillsborough county picked up some AMAZING wins. We flipped the County Commission back blue. Four of our endorsed candidates won their races and we took back one of the houses of congress. Nelson's race is headed for a recount. Women of color, Religious minority candidates and LGBTA candidates all had huge wines last night. Also, Amendment 4 passed last night. Regardless of how hard it will be to implement it, it was a huge win!
I know it's hard to see the silver lining when we poured our hearts into so many races. But we won so many victories, together.
Nothing about taking back our country is going to be easy. No blue wave is going to sweep away our problems.
When we work together, we win. When we organize, we win. When we GOTV, we win!
The DPCTB did an amazing job in this election. And since our inception, we have been a force to be reckoned with. We have helped change the direction of this county and we have absolutely changed the narrative. We've built new relationships and secured new allies.
Thank you to all of our members!
Ya'll continue to amaze me. However, we still need more help! We need more people committed to the heavy lifting! We need more voices, we need more organization, we need more ideas, we need more energy and we need more people showing up.
Please message me for ways to get more involved. You won't regret it I promise.
Today we lick our wounds but tomorrow we pick up our swords, we revamp our game-plan and we fight onwards! Jessica Vaughn