For Immediate Release
A Word to Young Texans from Lars Eighner,
Author of Travels with Lizbeth
If you are old enough to vote, by now you know that it is rare and difficult for one person to make a real difference in the world, no matter how just his or her cause, no matter how passionate he or she may be, no matter how hard that person works.
I urge you to vote in the March 4 Democratic primary election for Barack Obama and to attend your precinct convention that evening to caucus for Obama.
But once in a while, once in a generation if you are lucky, history comes to a tipping point when one person, just one person, a person like you, can give history a nudge. These are the opportunities that ordinary people, people like you and me, wish for and hope for, pin their dreams and aspirations to, and which are too rare and precious to miss.
Now, there is such an opportunity.
If you are registered to vote in Texas, I urge you to vote in the March 4 Democratic primary election for Barack Obama and to attend your precinct convention that evening to caucus for Obama. If you are not registered to vote, I urge you to do so now so that you can vote for Barack Obama for President and the whole Democratic ticket in November.
I seriously doubt that such a chance to bring change to America, the kind of change that ordinary people so rarely get to make, will come again in my lifetime. And unless you are very lucky, it will not come again in yours. Seize this opportunity to restore hope and integrity to America. You may not get another chance.
February 18, 2008.