A request for financial support because “Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy…”
In 2004 the playwright and actor Sam Shepard wrote,
“Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.”
With less than three weeks until Election Day, we are witnessing the horrifying effects of what happens when our democratic system begins to unravel. The dangerous ravings of a psychotic, narcissist is threatening to undermine the most fundamental elements of what we regard as our democracy.
While all eyes are rightfully focused on the developments that are taking place at the national level there are a myriad of examples were individuals and small groups of citizens are striving to breathe live into the democratic institution that we call voting and our electoral process.
As the Green Party candidate for Congress in eastern Connecticut, I’m proud to report that we are continuing our effort to enhance and upgrade the quality of debate in Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District.
The two major newspapers in the district are holding candidate debates over the next ten days and both have invited the district’s 3rd party congressional candidates to participate. In addition, a variety of media coverage, along with other candidate forums, are providing a vehicle to raise and discuss a wide array of issues that would not otherwise be discussed during this campaign cycle.
Pelto 2016 campaign mailings and other voter outreach activities are providing yet another opportunity to educate, persuade and mobilize people to step up and speak out on the problems that are challenging our communities, state and nation.
In the face of those who seek to tear down our democracy, we will continue to strive to reinforce the recognition that a working democracy requires serious and substantive discussion and debate, not scare tactics and baseless claims of a “rigged” election.
With that as the backdrop, I’m writing to ask – yet again – for your financial support for my campaign for Congress.
A group of dedicated donors and supporters have provided the required campaign resources that we’ve needed to date. Some have even sent in two or three donations, and to them, I am deeply grateful.
Now, with Election Day in sight and important campaign activities yet to take place, I’m asking that you do what you can to support our effort.
Please consider making a donation to Pelto 2016. It is quick and easy and the funds you provide will have a dramatic impact on our ability to further the debate and discussion during campaign 2016.
You can donate to Pelto 2016 on line by clicking on Pelto for Congress 2016 orhttps://pelto2016-ectgreens.nationbuilder.com/donate
Alternatively, print off and send the following form with your check to Pelto 2016, PO Box 400, Storrs, CT. 06268
Thank you so much,
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