To: The Ethiopian Community of America
From: Yahoshhuah Israel, Cultural Historian/Author
The Col. John C. Robinson Global Initiative, Inc.
Re: Political Mobilization
My Dear Brothers and Sisters
If there was ever a moment in time when the opportunity to effect change in the status quo – in the future policy of this nation towards Ethiopia it is now. Never before has there been an election as we are witnessing today. It is unprecedented in every way. Literarily the outcome could be decided by a handful of men and women leveraging their votes to one party or the other. The race for the presidency is so close (and will continue to be until the end) that both the republican and democratic party will need every vote they can manage to gain. Each nominee is desperate for every vote they can muster.
The Ethiopian and immigrant community has been pretty much absent in the past which means they have not been calculated into the equations of either party. This means that they are positioned to be a new segment not accounted for in previous elections. Everyone else has been accounted for. Everyone else has been predicted and with that prediction the race is at present “dead even”. A new group unaccounted for, unexpected and unforeseen could decide the outcome of such a close election. Everyone realizes this.
Such a group if strategically and intelligently directed could demand for their support significant favors from the incoming administration. Their are no guarantees but I believe that this is the greatest opportunity for disenfranchised groups to gain a position of power that they have not had before. I also believe that this is an opportunity for a changing of the guard. As we all know the old guard has been of little benefit to the people of Ethiopia. In fact the present administration has actually contributed to the continual proliferation of a system that has forsaken the people of Ethiopia in favor of strategic military presence.
I am asking for Ethiopians here in the US to take action. I am with you to consolidate your votes into a block that can make a difference. Doing that we will meet with these parties and explained what we demand in return for our support. I believe that we have destiny on our side and that now is the time for Ethiopia to once again become a force for justice and world peace but it can only come through you; You have to take the lead.
Will you stand up for the people of Ethiopia?