We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming election for the Sheriff, but tonight the DSA has a very important moment for itself. They will be nominating the majority of the board that will control a portion of the tone and manner of the working relationship between you and your administration (whomever that may be) over the next two years.
You have a voice here, you have a responsibility here. You have some control on who is going to go to bat for you at the negotiating table, who will (or won’t) file a grievance for you when the office fails to act appropriately, who will bring solutions and fresh ideas to the table. These are the people who are watching your back and fighting for you when you need someone there.
Because of the timing, because of the possibility of having to deal with this Sheriff for more years if she wins (we hope not, but let’s hedge our bets in all future possibilities) this may be one of the most important nominations and election processes for your DSA in some time. Are you going to risk the Sheriff’s people making nominations that will fill the seats with people who will favor her?
Please take the few hours tonight to invest in bettering this office through strong DSA nominations. We all have to be a part of the solution, no more allowing others to carry the water alone.