From the Muslim ban, to the border wall, to having a white supremacist like Steve Bannon at the highest levels of power in this country, it’s on all of us to push back.
Hard as it is, stubborn as we are, vile though the other side may seem, we need to listen. And this government, though definitely not the one I wanted, belongs to all of us, and it is supposed to serve us all. And if we work very hard, we can make it do just that. But in order to do that, we have to try to understand people we disagree with.
This legislative session, let’s stand strong and together, because that is the answer to any threats to civil rights and human dignity, and that is the way to live fully in our house and our communities.
Here are five questions about our strengths (and weaknesses), process and product, art, neutrality and survival in today’s America.
Trump is the inside turned out, a mirror to the repulsive. We cannot look away. We cannot pretend, rationalize or explain away what we are. THIS is America as we have been and as we are. There is no reason we should be surprised. It is a very old reflection. But there is hope in this.
How do we move toward 2018 and, most important 2020, with a progressive agenda that can win state and national elections? I’ll make the case we redefine and reclaim what it means to be a “values voter.”