Where do we go from here?
DAY 99 ACTION: Look forward. How do we sustain our hope and continue to act to protect American values?
“I’ve never been more hopeful about our future. I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope.” – President Barack Obama, 2012
Tomorrow will be the 100th day of this presidency. It’s been a wild ride. Trump has played to the worst of our fears, seeking to ban Muslims from the United States, threatening North Korea on Twitter, forcing a failed House effort to kill the Affordable Care Act, nominating an AG who joked that he thought the KKK was fine until he learned that some of its members smoke pot, planning to gut environmental standards . . . the list goes on.
At the same time, there have been amazing glimmers of hope in the past 14 weeks. Jonathan Capehart wrote a great piece summarizing the highlights in the Washington Post. From lawyers camping out at airports to an upstart Dem candidate winning 48% in a district where Republicans won by 23 points last election, the opposition is mounting. The most important thing right now? To keep at it. To never give up.
** If you have 2 minutes, watch this clip from Obama’s 2012 acceptance speech. **
We committed to suggesting actions for 100 days. We are nearing the end. But we don’t want to say goodbye! So we’re looking for ideas on next steps. Would periodic actions be welcome? Should we focus on one issue for a month? Should we adopt a congressional district, and focus on electing a D? Should we start sharing survival tips, in case things really get bad? Let us know!
Today’s Action: TELL US WHAT WE SHOULD DO FOR THE NEXT 100 DAYS!! Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. We really want to hear from you.