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Believe in a better future together.

The fight is not over yet.

Dr. Ryan A. Starzyk
Aug 22 · 2 min read

November is fast approaching.

We continue to witness the hate-filled rhetoric on a national stage and must rise above this to achieve a better future together. Watching the Democratic National Convention offered renewed hope for the country we can and will have. We must put forth the hard work and effort to rally our friends, family, acquaintances, and others to vote for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris.

Watching President Obama, Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris, and so many others speak this past week offered a shimmer of hope and touched my heart just as I am sure it did yours.

We can all agree that 2020 is a year of unexpected chaos. Our lives changed in an instant. Over 170,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19. The economy is working for the 1%, but not the rest of us, and our elected leaders ignore our demands for action.

Enough is enough.

I am asking you to join me this year in voting for sanity. Your vote matters, and you must exercise that right to make sure we have a future.

With so much at stake, such as health care, climate change, racial injustice, civil rights, and voting rights, we must all take action and rise to the moment just as our Democratic candidates for President and Vice President have shown they can do.

Thank you, and I hope you and your family are safe during this unprecedented time.

In solidarity,

Ryan A. Starzyk

Military Veteran | Progressive Democrat

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