Hope For A Change

      We are going through major economic and political changes in our country. Regardless of our political persuasion, there are things about the outcomes of the Presidential election we can all celebrate!
      The first cause for celebration on my list is that the son of an immigrant and an African American will be occupying the most powerful seat in the world. We’ve come a long way from those horrifying days of slavery. This election victory came about as a result of a long, hard-fought campaign that was the most organized, disciplined and well financed in the history of our country. The campaign defeated strong opponents and connected with a movement for change in our country.
       What kind of changes will come from a man who is a son of an immigrant, a member of a minority race and whose character was shaped by struggle? It’s too early to tell. At least for now, Barack Obama brings hope to a lot of people for a change.

Bob Gehman

Executive Director