WHO: Parker Democrats
WHEN: Tuesday 11/15 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: South Metro Fire Station #45, 16801 Northgate Drive
SPEAKERS: All of You (Town Hall Format)
TOPIC: Election Results in Douglas County and a Way Forward for Democrats

The next meeting of the Parker Democrats will be held Tuesday evening, November 15, at 7:00 PM in the community room of the South Metro Fire Station #45, one short block west of Jordan Road and several blocks north of Lincoln Avenue. Go north on Jordan from Lincoln to the second stoplight and turn left (to the west.) The address is 16801 Northgate Drive.

The apprehension, stark fear, and anger that all of us feel after the election results are not likely to vanish for a long time. The unthinkable has happened, and it is realistic to expect the worst. A coalition of plutocrats, bearing an agenda of hatred and divisiveness and having little respect for the value and rights of ordinary folks, and large numbers of cynical, largely uninformed citizens, voting against a perceived establishment and willing to jump off a precipice with no sense of what will result, have shaken the very foundation of our nation. A powerful group that does not represent the majority of the people can seize power through the electoral process and institute an authoritarian and possibly militaristic government; please remember what occurred in Germany, Italy, and Spain in the 1930s. It is up to ordinary freedom-loving Americans to step forward and to work in opposition to the sinister forces underway. Democrats cannot roll over and play the role of victims. We are the "loyal opposition."

Democrats need to come together in a spirit of thoughtful introspection and with a renewed motivation to make positive changes. The November meeting of the Parker Democrats will serve as an opportunity for us to begin this process. In this "town hall" we will review the election results in Douglas County and contemplate a way forward. Ask yourself, "What can I do, and who will be our new leaders?" Meaningful changes in the Democratic Party will come from the bottom up, not from the top down. As members of the grassroots, we need to share our thoughts.