This has been one of the most consequential and certainly memorable elections of our lifetime. One of the many things that will be reported about this historic election is how carefully every vote was counted and the importance of each voter.
At JAC, we constantly say that every vote matters. This election has certainly proven that. Our candidate Rita Hart, in Iowa, is down by 200 votes. There are many others like Rita whose success or failure will come down to a handful of votes. We will continue to monitor those races and share that information with you.
Even an unprecedented pandemic could not keep JAC from doing our job and
getting out the vote for our candidates. We were driven by zeal and a persistence to make sure everyone was able to participate in this election. We made calls, wrote more than 40,000 postcards, texted, and some even went door to door to help voters. We met with candidates on more than 30 zoom calls since March.
With your support, we were in 104 races in 36 states. Although the outcome in some races were not what we hoped, you can still feel a sense of pride that you did something.
Thank you for the unique role you played in this election. We asked a lot from you, and you stepped up. Now we are faced with the challenging task of waiting. There maybe be setbacks, recounts and legal proceedings. We will need patience for the days and weeks ahead. Many of our candidates will still need our support for their recount races. Some will also face run-off elections.
These past four years have been tumultuous, ending in this emotional rollercoaster of a week. But as Joe Biden said, "Democracy is sometimes messy and it sometimes requires a little of patience as well. But that patience has been rewarded for more than 240 years."
Tuesday's election is not the end. We must continue to work to ensure that good government matters. Our democracy is a participatory process. Each election requires the same dedication and passion that we showed on Tuesday.
We hope you will continue to stay involved and informed with JAC. Our work never ends.
Again, thank you for your support.