Hello 2017, you will be beautiful, full of challenges and opportunities. The adage, “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger” comes to mind. 2016 was the year of villainy, 2017 will be the year of heroines and heroes. There is a war coming and we need your super powers to protect what we hold dear. You never imagined yourself to be a hero for liberty and justice, but I guarantee that you will become one and soon.
Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College but she won the popular vote, outstandingly. This changes the game and moves the United States closer to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing the leadership of women to lead us through the struggles ahead.
We may see an African-American female chair of the California Democratic Party — Kimberly Ellis. We may also see an African-American male chair of the Democratic National Committee — Keith Ellison.
California shall not secede from the union.
Future generations depend on you to do your part. You will stand for truth and help to protect our freedoms and the vulnerable. Be strong, because the lives of the innocent are in danger. Your participation, sacrifices, bravery and our ability to unite against evil are required — there’s just too much at stake. We must win.
Progressive and moderate camps will still butt heads. However, there will be more collaboration as we join forces to ensure our survival. We will mobilize to secure our rights and privileges.
Believe me, I know you are ready to show that special power of yours. Your power to: call out injustice, volunteer to build a stronger community, and donate to important causes because you understand how important those resources are to those we love. Most importantly, your power to vote and inspire others to work hard to ensure we identify new Democratic candidates we will respect and trust to lead.
We will defeat Trump and the tyranny of his Red & White Army of hate, racism, bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and obstructionism.
Founder and President San Francisco Black Community Matters