Dear Fellow Ethiopians,
2008 is a watershed year. Democrats are poised to win the presidency and massive majorities in the House and Senate. On the brink of such a historic triumph, we can’t allow apathy and complacency win a backdoor victory that could have dire consequences for all of us.
The biggest risk we face right now is that Ethiopian-Americans may think the election is in the bag—and figure they don’t need to vote or volunteer. So your help getting out the vote in the next four days from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast and the Allegheny Mountains to the Rockies could be crucial to Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States.
None of us can do everything but each one of us can do something and no action we take in the final days of this historic election is too small. Every call we make, every door we knock, every voter we shuttle to the polls on November 4th brings us that much closer to victory.
I urge every Ethiopian-American, particularly, those voters in the battleground states of Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania to cast their historic vote and make a difference in the outcome of the election of 2008.
An Obama victory will most certainly bring us one step closer to a world where support for democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law will be the cornerstone of future American foreign policy.
Your vote is your voice. Use it to effect change.