Monday, January 25, 2010

What Brown People Can Learn From Scott Brown People

Okay, I'm not exactly jumping for joy at the results of last weeks election of Scott Brown to be the new senator from Massachusetts.

But there is a lesson to be learned with Scott Brown's victory and some others around this country, like Houston electing its first openly gay mayor and yes, event the Tea Party Movement.

Here's what brown people, La Raza, can learn from those people: organize and vote and you can change the leadership around you.

The problem we have in our community is that we don't channel or direct our collective coraje in the right direction. We direct it in to our own community or within our own leadership. Actually, what's worse is what happens far more often. We give up and become apathetic. We make the biggest and most damaging mistake our people can possibly make.

We stop going to the polls.

We stop voting.

We stop being relevant.

This is an important message at any time but particularly in this election season. We have the power now to set the table to become more relevant on the national scene. Candidates will have to court our vote. El Paso will become a must-visit, instead of a place candidates drive through on the way to Las Cruces.

There's only one way for us to do this. Its something you've heard me say before.

Juntos Y Adelante!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you might need a bullhorn. Otherwise, this is some great stuff.