Democracy works when you and I do.
If you’re like me, sometimes reading the news feels like one gut punch after another. There comes a point when you just want to turn it off so you don’t have to feel so awful.
Between the spin of reactions to our president’s latest commentary and the graphic scenes of violence against people who have already lost everything, the stress and pain you feel is real. It means you are a compassionate human.
When elected officials seek to claim all of the power and override democratic standards, you are most useful to them feeling helpless. You and me feeling overwhelmed is strategic.
There’s no better time than right now to decide you believe in a better country than our current leadership does. Ifyou have a hard time speaking up, let the words in this clear, compassionate Checklist help you find your voice. Making even one call means you refuse to condone this administration’s inhumanity. It means that you can look back on this time 10 years from now, knowing you believed in something and did what you could to speak up for the voiceless.
Remember: Democracy works when you show up for it. Please make the choice to speak up this week. It matters. Let your heart can guide what you do.
The season of light begins today.
Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish subscribers! Numerous sacred days celebrate light returning this season. Light is a powerful symbol of hope, guidance, courage shining against all the odds. No matter which holidays you’re celebrating this season, we wish you blessings. May you seek the light and warm your spirit in its glow.