A Facebook note

by Michael O. Allen on August 24, 2008

Our Future! by Janet Yang
Forgive the impersonal nature of this email. The passion with which I write overshadows any shyness I may have about reaching out to even those of you I have had little or no contact with for quite some time.

I believe the upcoming election is the most important of our lives. The state of our nation, and the world, is hanging in the balance. I urge you to stop and reflect for a moment about what you will do on November 4th, and possibly what you will do before that date.

For the first time in my life, I am inspired to work vigorously for a candidate who embodies everything I hold close to my heart and who gives me confidence that ours can be a country in which I am happy to raise my son.

I am particularly moved too because I believe that for the first time, the Asian and Asian-American communities have the ability to be recognized as a vital force in bringing about this change. At no other time in history have so many members of our community been mobilized around a candidate.

There are many, many ways to get more involved if you are so inclined. You may want to think about the networks and resources you already have to mobilize and inspire people; the campaign can always use more help with voter registration, fund raising, and phone banking and campaigning in battleground states. There is perhaps no better use of our time right now.

Several websites have been created to help guide you: my.barackobama.com and asianamericansforobama.com.

Again, I apologize if this message is not relevant to you, but I consider this to be a most critical matter at a most critical time.

I am writing to you from Beijing where we have seen the effect of people power in full display. I hope this can serve as inspiration as well.

Please feel free to contactl me if you have any questions or comments.


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