I get asked from time to time why I don’t seem angrier. I understand the question, because there’s a lot to be angry about right now. There’s a lot to be upset about. There’s a lot to be despondent about when we consider the recent trajectory of this country.
Patterns are showing themselves, in our society and politics, that have the dark echoes in the history of our country and in the history of civilization. But speaking of echoes: it was Dr. King, defending justice in a difficult time, who reminded us the darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.
Being involved in politics, in any way, is an act of hope. Running for office is an act of hope. Volunteering to help someone running for office is an act of hope. And it must be said: even sending money to somebody running for office is an act of hope.
We are building a community that thinks all of this is worth it, not because we are naive, but because we know that our actions can make a difference—all the difference. And because we understand the cost of doing nothing.
I’d be grateful if you could close out this week with a $5 donation to help us organize and build our support base, in the spirit of hope that animates this campaign:
Pete for America
PO Box 1226
South Bend, IN 46626