Last week, the Republicans had a good night. We didn't.
We worked hard for months, we even won a few tough races, but it wasn't enough.
Sometimes, that happens. In a democracy, on occasion, the other side is going to win. But even if I'm disappointed, I'm not discouraged. And that's because of people like you.
For months, you all made calls. You talked to your neighbors. You knocked doors. You donated. You stood with President Obama, and you stood up for middle-class families.
You inspire me every single day, and I don't want another minute to go by without you hearing me say how much I appreciate what you do. So, thank you.
Your dedication is at the heart and soul of who we are as a party, and because of that, I need your help for what's going to come next.
I don't want to sit through another night like Tuesday again.
So we're going to kick off an effort at the DNC to figure out how we can do better in future elections like these. We're going to look at where we fell short. We're going to identify our mistakes. And we're going to talk to the smartest people in our party and the most dedicated Democrats in the country to build on what we've done that works and find solutions for things that are broken.
That's where you come in.
We're going to ask you to be part of this conversation. We're going to ask you for your best ideas. And we're going to ask for your patience as we test out new theories, and try new ways of doing things.
If we're going to be successful, I need you to be part of this effort -- and bring to it the same dedication you've shown again and again this year:
Thank you, again! You'll hear more from us soon.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee