Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Duchy Trachtenberg: Thank You

Council Member Duchy Trachtenberg sent out the following email to her supporters this morning.

Thank You

“Think where (wo) man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”

-William Butler Yeates

Dear Friends:

I wanted to send you a short note from the heart to thank you for your support in the campaign that has now concluded. While we ultimately fell short of our goal, the core values and principles that we share remain as strong as ever.

Our most deeply held beliefs and concerns for this community precede this election and they will endure well beyond it. I can trace the arc of my commitment to social justice over many years of activism, grassroots organizing, advocacy and public service. I know this is something you and I share—our long-term, rock-solid dedication to empowering citizens and bringing about meaningful, lasting change.

It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve you on the County Council these past four years. When the going got tough — and believe me, it often did — I was sustained and strengthened by the knowledge that people like you believed in my mission and supported my agenda.

I consider myself fortunate to have represented you on the County Council, where I sought to change the conversation to be more inclusive, more fair and more representative of your concerns.

Thank you again — for everything.


By the authority of Trachtenberg for County Council, Elaine A. Blong, Treasurer. voteduchy.org.