On Saturday January 7, 2017, I went to Los Altos to vote for the delegates for District 24. When I came, though, I found out that since I moved from Sunnyvale to Santa Clara, I no longer live in District 24. I didn't mind going though. I brought my camera and took photos of the voting and got to talk to friends and fellow Democrats. I want to do anything I can to support the Democratic Party.
I was surprised at how many people were waiting in line to vote. Many Democrats are energized to get involved after the results of November's elections.
When I met someone I knew, I had to warn them that I am still recovering from a cold so that they wouldn't hug me and possibly catch it. I had several conversations about our concerns about the upcoming Trump presidency, about the importance of Democrats winning local office and getting in touch in the grassroots level, and the necessity of a younger generation of Democrats to run for office. I always learn a lot from listening.
I wished my friends who were running to be delegates luck. Then I went home to share some chicken soup with my wife, who is also recovering from a cold.