Hi there --
A week ago today, I was pacing around a restaurant in Northern Virginia,
waiting to see if I'd be representing our Commonwealth's 13th District in
the House of Delegates.
Nineteen of 20 precincts had been counted, but I refused to be more than
cautiously optimistic. Then, my phone rang.
On the other end, a voice told me they had Joe Biden on the line. He wanted
to say congratulations.
When the former Vice President of the United States calls you, that's usually
when you can declare victory.
After I got off the phone, I paced around the restaurant, walked into the dining
hall and told my volunteers that Joe Biden called me... and that we won. As the
roar of their cheers drowned out my thoughts, I slid alongside the wall and just
sat, crying without tears. Silent with gratitude and disbelief.
Joe Biden and American Possibilities stood with me. They helped me win my
Today, I'm asking you to donate what you can to help more candidates win all
across the country -- through 2018 and beyond:
It had been a long, hard-fought campaign. I'd spent months knocking doors and
speaking face-to-face with Virginians about what they'd like to see fixed. Namely,
the horrific congestion on Route 28.
Yes, that's right: I was an openly transgender candidate running for public
office at one of the most politically divided moments in our recent history -- and I
was talking about traffic.
Why? Well, I've got this old-fashioned belief that our elected officials ought to
actually fix the problems our constituents face. I'm grateful that Joe Biden shares
And the top issue we face in the 13th District is making sure morning rush hour on
Route 28 isn't unbearable. It was awful in 1992 and it's awful today. It's time to
change it, and I am so grateful that I've been chosen as the right person for the job.
Now, it's time to replicate that all across the country.
American Possibilities is fighting to elect leaders who actually care about solving
problems -- not mouthing off, grandstanding, or scoring political points.
That sounds good to me. How about you?
Give what you can to help seize the momentum of last week's elections and continue
changing the face of leadership all across our country:
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
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