It's a heartbreaker how very, very close we came -- a margin of one-tenth of one percent -- but there’s no getting around the disappointing fact that all our collective efforts did not quite propel Norman onto the November ballot. We two have been working on this effort to elect Norman for years. Were our efforts wasted? Not by a long shot.
Here’s a bright silver lining -- through Norman’s campaign, we’ve developed a network of committed progressive activists up and down the northern California coast that didn’t exist before. A network that is enthusiastic and ready to work on the important issues raised by the campaign: economic justice, ending the corporate grip on our democracy, true healthcare for all, pulling out of foreign occupations, and reversing global climate change, to name just a few.
Norman recently wrote: “From the outset, I’ve said this campaign is about strengthening vital movements that can transform our country.” On Saturday, July 7, Norman’s supporters will gather with him to discuss "What’s Next" for the network of activists that his campaign brought together. (It's also Norman's birthday!)
While it may be hard to move on to the next set of challenges, that is exactly what we must do. We will both be there this Saturday, and we hope that you will join us by clicking here
For a progressive future,
Alice Chan and Anna Givens
Solomon for Congress
P.S. -- Please contribute to help our campaign pay its last bills
. Unlike some of his opponents, Norman isn't wealthy, so every dollar really helps. Thanks again.