As Published in Tiempo Newpaper
I want to paint a picture of the future, so we’re all on the same page moving forward. But before we start, we must first acknowledge the power each American citizen holds in the palm of their hand. For several years, I’ve heard a common theme rising from young Hispanics. They feel they have no voice, and their vote doesn’t matter.
They feel America is a “lost cause” where they’re not really participating; just coasting through, unaware and unconcerned this country is on the verge of collapse. That’s right…I said it. We are so close to total chaos it’s not funny.
Look around. How many people do you know looking for work? How many can’t afford health insurance for their families? What about the increase in violent crime in Waco? Are you a home owner figuring out how to keep the mortgage up to date? Are you facing foreclosure? The economic uncertainty is taking its toll on all of us.
We are all connected in one way or another, and our future is tied to each other. That’s why, when I see young people walking the streets in groups of 5-6, I wonder what their future holds. Have they really given up? And who’s responsible for allowing them to lose their pride in this country?
We should be instilling patriotism and love of this country, but instead, many Hispanics have given up. Is that what our ancestors risked everything to come to America for? So we could just give up? I don’t think so.
From public schools to road repair, you have the power to create a nation that truly defines who we are. Will we Hispanics be known for our drop-out and teen pregnancy rates? Or will we rise to the occasion and lead this country into the future? That’s up to you. It’s up to us.
So how does this all come together?
That’s easy to answer…it all comes together at the ballot box. In America, you STILL have the opportunity to cast your vote and change the course of our future. You can determine the path of the Hispanic community. What does that path look like and how do we get there?
We will outline the political process from local precincts to national elections. When we’re done, you will know what it takes to create REAL CHANGE…not the kind of change in a slogan. You don’t need anyone to promise anything in exchange for your vote. You just need to know how to make things happen.
Stay tuned to this commentary, and by the time we’re done, you’ll be ready to join the battle to Save America.
Next Week…Precincts and the Precinct Convention.