There was a lot of division in this particular county's Sheriff's Department. In a couple of hours, there will be a new Sheriff. People who were upset with the past administration didn't give up, they got involved. Old fashioned shoe-leather campaigning brought the results everyone had hoped for: Change. Last November, the election choose the first woman to hold that office. Today, the first woman to be Mayor of this city, will swear her in.
The specifics here are not important to my story. The significant things here is that people got involved. People brought about change. This is how we make a better world.
Some of you may remember when there had never been a Roman Catholic US President. John Kennedy changed that. Most of you will recall that all US Presidents had been white men. Barack Obama changed that. We all know that women have never been President. Hillary Clinton is trying to change that. There was a time when gay people or Jewish people or people of color or women or various other groups, were not being elected. Some of this comes simply from no people from these groups even trying.
We need candidates who will run and we need supporters to help with the campaign and of course we need folks to turnout at the polls. This is such a great way to bring about change. It's called involvement, and it's something all of us can do.