Dear Editor: We Need More Democrats!

Dear Editor,

I recently got elected to become an Erie County democratic committee member for Masten 20. During the process I learned why so many people dislike party politics. It is ugly. Many people take it very personal when you don’t do exactly what they want you to and there is a group of people from outside our community that have a very strong influence in who is elected in Buffalo. I can understand why so many people just step away from it all. But we need more Democrats, not less.

The only way we will be able to change the system, and to take power is to petition, vote, donate and run for spots.

The beauty of the system is that it can be changed. That good people can make a difference. It isn’t easy, and sometimes it is ugly. But if we do nothing, nothing will ever change.

So, if you recently moved, please update your voter registration status by going to 134 West Eagle Street, it takes 4 minutes. If are not registered, we need you to get registered. If you believe that your vote doesn’t matter, I’m telling you that it does, and we can make a difference.

In the last few years we have had a legislative vote decided by less than 300 votes, a council race decided by less than 300 votes, a school board seat decided by less than a hundred votes, and my father Marvel Kirkwood’s democratic committee seat victory decided by 1 vote.

Our votes really do make a difference. Don’t give up on voting, that is what they want you to do.

If you are tired of feeling voiceless, tired of seeing people represent you that you don’t think have your best interests at heart, let’s do something about it.

Call me if you want to join a movement for change : 716-308-0506.

Duncan Kirkwood / Erie County Democratic Committee Member /Masten 20