Messsage from the New Chair of the Madison County Democratic Party

Fellow Democrats,

At our monthly meeting on March 8th, I was elected to serve as your Chair. As your servant, I commit to doing my very best to uphold the principles of our party and to vigorously promote the Democratic agenda in Madison County and the State of Alabama. As a unified team, we can continue to move forward and accelerate the process of reclaiming our county and our state.

My work as an organizer for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has shown me the power and the effectiveness of grassroots activism. I have learned how one individual can make a significant, positive difference in their community, and how a team – united in purpose – can accomplish almost anything. As Democrats, we have a proud heritage of promoting equal opportunities and equal rights for all Americans. Yet in Alabama, we have been forced to witness a proliferation of legislation that attacks our core values, principles, and basic rights of citizenship. My friends, we have a fight on our hands…

The right-wing, socially conservative agenda of our opponents threatens to destroy our educational system, deprive our communities of needed services, and seeks to limit our moral, religious, and lifestyle choices. We cannot and must not allow this to happen. I believe in “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” for ALL Americans regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual identity, or tax-bracket.

Through unity and clarity of message, we will bring our case to the people. We will win elections and have our voices heard. We will stop our opponents from “rolling the clock backwards” by offering a defined and simple vision for Madison County and the State of Alabama. A Democratic vision of unity, equity, and community. Together, we can.

I am here to serve the Party and, in this critical and historic moment, I ask you to join me in amplifying our message, recruiting active citizens, and promoting our vision for Madison County and the Great State of Alabama. Together, we will.

I am eager to work with you and invite you to bring your ideas to the table. Our party is inclusive, diverse, and energetic. It is built on a foundation of compassion, generosity, and honesty. We need your ideas and we need your involvement. Together, we can be the innovative engine of progress that strengthens our community. Mindful of our rich, historic legacy and with a focus on our common goal, we can move Alabama forward. Together, we win.

I am reminded of the powerful words of President Clinton, who said, “Believer or nonbeliever, we all live in an interdependent world in which our survival depends upon an understanding that our common humanity is more important than our interesting and inevitable differences and that everyone matters.”

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve,
Clete Wetli

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