So about a month ago, before this website was born, I visited the Orange County Democratic Party website to find out how to volunteer.
I hit up the contact page and was greeted by this …
So I filled out the form—and heard nothing.
Then I called and left a message—and heard nothing.
A few weeks passed. I did another Google search, found a woman named Fran Sdao, the party chair. Her e-mail address is listed on the site—email@example.com. I wrote her a note, explaining who I am, what I try to do, etc … etc.
I’m not mad. I’m not angry. I’m not pissed, peeved, irked. What I am, however, is frustrated.
Right now we, the moderates and liberals and desperately-want-a-sane-person-representing-us of Orange County, have a golden opportunity to defeat Dana Rohrabacher in 2018 and we, the moderates and liberals of America, have a golden opportunity to grab back the House in 2018. But there needs to be a concerted effort to take full advantage; to utilize volunteers and resources; to take that buzz and energy and harness it before it inevitably fades beneath the haze of work and kids and family vacations.
In other words, we need to reply.