Year End Reflections
President Biden and Democrats can point to some major successes in 2021, including
However, the first session of the 117th Congress has ended with Republicans — helped along by Democratic holdouts — succeeding in the obstruction of much of President Biden’s agenda–including crucial voting rights legislation and the Build Back Better Act.
For all of us who cherish democracy and the hope for a better future, these are tough times. If the uncertainty of our present situation is giving rise to anger, stress, anxiety, worry, or dread, you are not alone. Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness–it is an acknowledgement of the reality of the moment. It is also a requisite of bravery. There is no courage without vulnerability. It takes a lot of courage to show up and lean in when we can’t control the outcome.
2022 will bring opportunities for Olympia Indivisible to make a difference.
Together We Stand
To do this work, we can take heart from each other. That is how the Civil Rights activists of the 1960s kept going: by making community. We are a reservoir from which to pull energy and to which to fill with our fellowship and will.
We also know that we are capable of this work–our movement was not born out of victory, but rather out of loss. We know what it is to face great odds and say: I will take activism over despair, I will take engagement over indifference.
Let There Be Light
As the Solstice arrives this week, we wish all of you light and togetherness.
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