a message from
By nature, I am an optimist. I believe the strength of our country comes not from politicians, but from the people themselves – our drive for innovation, our spirit of inclusion, our shared conviction that we can overcome any obstacle together.
What harms us is refusing to acknowledge our diversity – and the fact that despite our political differences, we are still one nation with considerable promise and considerable responsibility to our neighbors.
But n have been, in a word, unreal. Truly scary stuff. So far we’ve witnessed President Trump and his team:
In my heart of hearts, I was hoping that the weight of the office might…might…transform Trump. The awesome responsibility of representing the entire nation after an acrimonious campaign could have been humbling and unifying. But after only 8 days that seems impossible.
It is more important now than ever that we unite our party. Democrats must come together and right the ship. We can’t let Trump’s damage to our ideals last one more minute more than it has to. The outreach, messaging, and organizing for the 2018 midterms must begin now.
I plan to stay active here in Florida, as too much of what we’ve fought for over the past 8 years could be lost. And together, we’ll be able to fight back stronger.