As we move past 2017, it would be easy to dwell on the negativity that dominated the headlines. But 2017 had bright spots.
Here in Kansas, we managed to end Gov. Brownback’s terrible tax experiment, our Women’s March gained national attention and multitudes of new grassroots organizations sprung up mobilizing and empowering masses of new activists and volunteers.
Our campaign itself made over 600,000 contacts with voters and raised nearly $1 million with 32,000 individual donations -- something we could not have done without the people power 2017 brought with it. The other side might be able to outspend us, but we can definitely outwork them.
2017 did have a whole lot of bumps in the road, but it also laid the groundwork for what I know will be an amazing 2018.
Before I end this, I want to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from author Neil Gaiman ---
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.”
Thank you all for the amazing support, but more importantly thank you for doing something. Have a great BLUE Year!