Dear Democratic Party,
Your conversations are stale. Sorry, but the truth is where I am today as a Democratic voter. As you are aware, the party didn’t reach people you needed to come out and vote during the 2016 primaries.
You can’t ignore the needs of your base. Voters need jobs; they need healthcare; they need a decent education. They can’t get jobs without training in automation — technology is the future. Low-income jobs require technological training even in warehouses. Training is necessary to run robots that could take away some low-income jobs. The unemployed could train as they wait for work. Party leaders did not mention the words automation or technology during the entire 2016 campaign. Matter of fact you didn’t talk to voters in communities. You talked to each other. You talked about Donald Trump. You talked about fundraising: this is what many of us heard in 2016. There was no mention of automation; no plans for communities the American people could understand.
And what happened? The Democrat and Republican leaders listened to Donald Trump. He talked about getting jobs to people displaced by technology. He said jobs being sent overseas will be brought back to America. He talked about reopening the coal mines. He promised low-cost health cover for everybody. He talked to the unemployed, not at them. And they believed Donald Trump and voted for him. They are still waiting for Trump to fulfill his campaign promises. There was no mention of automation from him as well.
This to me was an opening for leaders of the Democratic Party to step in, but they continued to talk about Donald Trump and ride the fundraising trail; and we waited…
I read in Vox, an online news site regarding “Shift Change” that said, “In manufacturing, automation isn’t a far off, futuristic problem — it’s a present reality.”
Now, with the 2018-midterm-elections approaching, what plans do you have for the American people?
Minnie E. Miller