A Statement In Regards to Our President-Elect
In light of last night's unfolding, there is hope.
Because without hope, we risk the safety and security of our minority communities, especially those of Latinos and African Americans; the justified Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline; the cultural revolutions and advancements for the LGBTQ community; our advances in environmental policy and regulation; women's protections against sexual harassment; and the enumerable human rights we have been granted and deserve.
In light of last night's determination of our president-elect, we must recognize the vernacular of our country and listen. We have to listen. Because this isn't an amalgamation of angry white men, but a majority who - for different reasons - felt isolated. Not listening to the concerns of millions of Americans will push us back further.
So here we are. Grassroots action, passion, and compassion will catalyze the change we wish to see in the world. And during the midterm elections, let us support the candidates that are inclusive, and that remain strong in their defense of ethics, values, stewardship and leadership.
With the power of our pens and the power of our voice, we will revitalize and we will rejoice.