Don Bertrand of the Advertiser’s RightBlog congratulates Lafayette on its victory in the fiber fight. He emphasizes Lafayette’s unity during the battle:
There are many to thank, quite frankly, too many to name individually because the whole campaign from beginning to end was a group effort, truly Lafayette Coming Together. So many people from different backgrounds and perspectives came together to give the synergy and energy to create the successful effort. My counterpart on the Left, Stephen Handwerk and I had the occasion to labor in a joint effort to get out the vote and participate with others in the steering of the grass roots effort. Yes, not so hard to believe that Republicans, Democrats, Independents and others can achieve agreement and consensus when they visualize mutual benefit for their community.
Handwerk, now of LeftBlog, has written a parallel piece on the topic. They labored together under the banner of Lafayette Coming Together, the local grass-roots organization that coordinated most of the referendum campaign.
Bertrand closes with the proper call for the moment:
So as we all take pride in the accomplishments of the Fiber battle, let’s all remember we are just beginning. There is more heavy lifting yet to do. We will have differences in opinion from time to time, but in the success of this endeavor we need to remain focused.
Indeed, this is just the beginning.