My name is Edie Ryan and I am asking for your vote as a pledged delegate for Pete Buttigieg in Alabama CD 5. I have been a supporter of Pete since March of 2019. I originally was impressed with his intelligence and ability to communicate his values and that holds true today. Pete conducts a campaign of unity and inclusiveness and I believe he is the best candidate to bring this country together.
Since the election results of 2016, I’d been filled with negative emotions: anger, frustration, sadness… Being a generally up-beat person, feeling this way was pretty foreign. Then a friend told me to check out Pete and I watched his CNN Town Hall. Wow! I was hooked. A candidate who was obviously brilliant, eloquent and above all honorable…and I felt hope. Finally, hope! His plans make sense and are based on his fundamental values of helping people have a better life. I made the decision then that I’d do whatever I could to help Pete Buttigieg get elected.
I have worked as the co-lead volunteer organizer for the Pete For America campaign in Alabama. In that role I have been part of many activities to get Pete elected.
- I went out and attended rallies, farmers markets and local Democratic organizational meetings and collected more than half of the petition signatures required to get Pete on the Alabama primary ballot.
- I’ve also spent time texting and phone banking to grow our base of volunteers and then followed up those efforts with Pete Ups, social gatherings for Pete supporters to gather and share their stories.
- I’ve attended and set up tables at various events to increase Pete’s visibility in our local community.
- I traveled to Iowa to attend the Liberty & Justice Dinner and show my support for Pete.
- And then I returned to Iowa a second time to help canvass the weekend before the caucuses.
Throughout this process, I’ve worked with campaign contacts and my co-lead in Birmingham to guide the volunteer efforts for the entire state of Alabama.
I believe Pete Buttigieg is the candidate we need to lead this country toward a better, more unified future. If you are looking for a leader for the next generation who offers genuine hope for the future, Pete is that leader. Vote for Pete Buttigieg in the CD 5 Alabama primary and vote for me, Edie Ryan as a pledged delegate.`
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