A new day
Finally. Today has been a long time in the making. Thanks to everyone who made calls, wrote postcards, registered voters, served as election judges and EVERYONE who voted in the November (and January) elections. Every vote counted. Every vote mattered. That's how democracy works.
Today marks a new chapter. A chance to change the course we've been on. I sincerely hope that the tenor and tone, the empathy and respect, and the general sense of decency that was on display today as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris assumed their new roles will serve as a guiding light to each and every one of us.
Let's work together to try to build a more perfect union. Let's honor the sacrifices of those who have gone before us in this grand experiment of government by, of, and for the people. Let's stay engaged. Invite others to join in constructive conversation. Let's talk about the things we've been afraid to mention. Let's listen more, recognize our blind spots, our failures, our privilege and our imperfections and try to grow, together.
I hope you will join in the conversation. Our next meeting is TOMORROW, Jan. 21 @ 7pm on Zoom (RSVP now). And look for special events and volunteer opportunities on Lake County Democrats — Lake County Democrats (Illinois) (lakedems.org) and Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (tenthdems.org).
"And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We've closed the divide because we know to put our future first we must first put our differences aside"
Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate,
"The Hill We Climb", Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20, 2021