Reprinted from Reader Supported News
I don't like many of the things that are happening and have happened in this election cycle. We have a rigged political system that favors the two major parties, and the establishment of those parties that know how to play the game. We have to change the system if we are going to bring the progressive change we need in this country.
I know that many of you, like me, have that passion for justice that Bernie talked about in Albany. I know that many of you have been fighting for a long time and are frustrated. We thought that this time we might finally win, only to see the rigged system keep us from crossing the finish line first.
Voter suppression is real in this country, and the establishment is good at it. They make the rules and they are happy if the rules favor the establishment candidate. We have exposed many problems with the current system, and we must fight to change them. We must work for open primaries and automatic voter registration and to abolish superdelegates, to name a few things. I am as angry as you are and I am going to stay in the movement we have created together and fight.
I am not going to unregister from the Democratic Party. That is like taking your marbles and going home because you're not happy with how the game went. We did that in the 80s and let the "new Democrats" take over the party. If you stayed and fought, I thank you for hanging in there. This is not the time to give up.
This is time to press forward. Victory is in sight. It may take years of hard work, but the future is bright. We have won the hearts and minds of people under 45 years old. Bernie has united us and breathed new life into our movement. We were always here, we just were not united and we were preaching to the choir and not growing like we have over the last year.