After a long, bitter, and confusing election season, we have finally come to the other side. Many of us are feeling a lot of hard emotions. Many of us are looking for answers to questions: How did this happen? What does this mean for our country, and the values of equity and justice that we hold dear? What can I do, or what can I do differently?
What we know is that we have been in a real, powerful, hopeful, and evolving movement moment for the past few years. While what we thought we knew yesterday may now be in question, what is not in question is: If you believe in equity and justice, now is the time to do more. It is a time to think differently, to be in community with others who are not just like you, and to remind ourselves and each other that the world so many of us want to see is still possible. As they say, we are the ones we have been waiting for.
Please remember that wherever you sit, and whatever you do, we all have a responsibility to go deeper. Our bright future is in your hands.
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We are grateful to be in community with you.
President, Neighborhood Funders Group