My candidate lost.
Issues of utmost urgency, such as global warming, gun violence, the need for peace-brokering and education reform will likely take a back seat or vanish from our agenda as a nation.
I want a woman to be president. I want my daughter to see a woman with that power.
Friends and family are hurt, bitter, furious.
I remain happy.
A majority of Americans got the president they wanted. Our voting system works, even if it doesn’t always produce the outcomes I prefer.
This is a rally cry.
We all have to be agents for change at this point. Our new president won’t do the heavy lifting. He might even fight us.
Global warming is a crisis that we all have to own, including me, the guy with the SUV.
A reduction in gun violence must be a priority, even for those of us who remain silent on this issue.
Education reform is essential, and as an insider, I’m excited to say it’s happening. We just need it to happen everywhere, faster, with social justice.
Peace-brokering is essential, among nations, but also among individuals. That’s why I’ll be reaching out to my friends and family who voted for Trump, to talk about national priorities. If I disagree, hopefully, we’ll discuss.
And then I’ll get to work.
And I’m happy to have the chance.