Proud to be part of recall effort
October 6, 2005
I wanted to take one more moment of your precious time and reflect on a few of my encounters these last eight weeks.
I would first like to mention something that came as a total but welcome surprise during my solicitation for signatures for the recall of District Attorney Colleen Truden. I have to say, when I was in my 20s the last thing on my mind was voting. Not so, as I found out while pounding the pavement for signatures. Not only is the younger generation registered to vote, they are also very well informed on the issues. If they didn’t know a lot about our mission, they wanted to be informed before committing their signature to our petition. They earned my respect on more than one occasion.
Secondly, to everyone who signed and supported us, it’s my turn to once again say “thank you” for your support and confidence. Each and every one of you was kind and gracious enough to express your sincere gratitude to what we were trying to accomplish. I remember the first time, and many times thereafter, when someone said to me after I thanked them for their time and signature, “Please don’t thank me. I thank you for taking time out of your life to do this for us. Thank you for doing the dirty work.” You will never realize how that kept me going when I was tired and wanted to give up for the day.
This wasn’t, and still isn’t, a political party issue. I stood side by side with Republicans, Democrats and independents for the last eight weeks. We all worked together for one common goal. To restore integrity, confidence and honesty to the district attorney’s office, I am very proud to have been a part of this movement and it’s something I will never forget. Thank you.
L. Carol Koris
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Member of the Committee to Recall Colleen Truden