I’m going to keep this one short.

The entire idea behind Momentum 2018 is that now is our time to elect candidates who represent us and truly understand our community, and who support our values.

You can barely turn on the TV anymore without feeling like Lansing and Washington, D.C. are controlled by self-interested politicians who have forgotten where they came from. It’s unacceptable that Michiganders feel like no one is listening to them. We need to remind ourselves that we don’t have to settle for ineffectiveness and incompetence.

Last week, we met with more than 150 people in Kalamazoo — who are fed up with the current political system that has left them in the dust — at Theo and Stacy’s Restaurant. The American dream promised that if you work hard, you can succeed. Unfortunately, our elected officials have forgotten what that means, but we have an opportunity to remind them in 2018.

I want to bring the staff of Momentum 2018 to your community. All 38 Senate districts are now represented in Momentum 2018, and we’ve never had a better shot to reclaim our state.

Let’s talk issues. Let’s make a plan of action. And let’s revive the American dream.

When is your next Party meeting?

One more thing: Thank you for spreading the word! Each week, Momentum 2018 continues to grow, and the more members we have, the more effective we can be. This week, I’m asking you to personally invite two of your friends to sign up as members at: http://momentum2018.senatedems.org.