Working on this campaign has been one of the best years of my life. The people I have met, the things I have learned, the events I have been a part of, and the late late nights are all things I will never forget. At the risk of sounding cliché I feel as though I have been a part of history and that is an opportunity of which I realize the extreme magnitude. The reasons that I was there are great in number, but the one that impacted me the most and the most personally was immigration reform. What people need to realize is that the victory on Tuesday night is not where the work ends, it is actually the mark where all the work begins.
As the President outlined in his acceptance speech there are multiple things on his agenda to accomplish in these next four years. The first and most immediate is to control the deficit so that all Americans (including many millions who cannot afford it) will not be handing a tax increase on January 1st. This is and should be a primary concern for all Americans so that we can make sure our middle class is thriving and our economy can get back on track as soon as possible. However we still have issues like immigration to deal with when the new year begins. This is what I mean when I say that the work is just beginning.
The work is going to be hard and the things we need to accomplish won’t be easy – but in the end this is what it’s all for. Progress isn’t easy and getting to the vision we have for our country won’t be easy, but it’s what we have to do and we can’t stop now. It’s just the beginning.