Message from the Chair – May 2018

May Letter from the Chair:  Kim Savage

Unity. The word echoes through the peaks and troughs of the Blue Wave. A day doesn’t go by without someone mentioning the importance of unity for electing Democrats in 2018 and 2020. It isn’t just important! It is essential to breaking the toxic stranglehold on the Illinois Governor’s Mansion and the United States Congress.
But, really, what is unity? Is it blindly following along with the crowd, or is it working together to achieve common goals that will result in successful election of candidates value the greater good? Is it forcing people to accept a narrow dogma or including input from diverse points of view that represent our collective community?
The best thing about the active volunteers in the DGTDO is that they are willing to work hard to provide serious support to Democratic candidates. As a group, we strive to achieve common goals and respect each other to arrive at a consensus to develop effective ways to aid candidates. Our team is proud to collaborate with campaigns and organizations that focus on proactive solutions to electing more Democrats. It is a privilege to serve as Chair of the DGTDO and I thank the Precinct Committeepersons for re-electing the officers for another term.
It is time for each of us to focus on how we can contribute to unity and electoral success. There are opportunities for everyone to join together to support the Democratic candidates on the ballot. Even if you do not have a lot of time to volunteer or money to donate, you can influence your friends and family members to vote Democratic in November.
And, as George S. Patton said, “lead, follow, or get out of the way”.