#DNC2016 A Special Thank You 

I wrote this piece hoping that it’d be posted the day after the DNC. Come to find out that it wasn’t! However, I really want to say “Thank You” to all the individuals out in Philly that made the 4-day convention a success. So, thank you!

It takes a lot of manpower to put an event of the Convention’s magnitude together and running smoothly. As thousands gather, the city must prepare to weather highly burdened transportation, ensure extra protections for safety and security, provide access to food — and everything else betwixt and between. A lot of hours are put in to bring the Party together from across the country to participate in one of the most important processes of our democracy: nominating the Democratic candidate for president.

We know often these necessary jobs are also thankless jobs. If you talk with any of them, they will tell you that they aren’t in it to be recognized. They just want to give back and do their jobs to the best of their abilities. If they can do that, that in itself is enough thanks for them.

In much the same way, it’s hard work to make this great nation hum. The whole system relies upon — and is richer for — the many diverse people and talents that they bring to the table. can be said for all workers in this great nation. From food workers to caretakers to machinists to postal workers to firefighters to policemen and more. Our nation’s working class is keeping our nation moving and churning.

As part of our party’s promise, we hope to give back and support our working class families as a way to give thanks for the contributions they have given.
…To demand for a decent wage.
…To fight for equal pay for equal work.
…To stop discrimination based off of sex, gender, race or religion.
…To work on reforming our criminal justice system.
…To pass comprehensive immigration reform.

With Hillary, as a trusted advocate for our families, all of this is possible.

’Til the next time.
– Edil Mari

Originally posted on Medium.