What A Time To Be Alive!

As I ironed out the wrinkles in my shirt (45 is not my President) , I took a moment to reflect on what is happening in our nation. Children are being separated from their families and placed in cages. The President of this country continues to disrespect immigrants. Women push-back on an issue then lose their once-dedicated supporters. Needless to say, humanity is in need a hug right now and a full embrace of true love.

Despite the inexcusable, and inhumane treatment of humans who look different from the majority, a sense of encouragement came over me. I thought to myself, what a time to be alive! Not in a facetious kind of way, but a genuine, feel good euphoria that almost makes you forget about what is going on for a moment. 

Yesterday was a small victory for a few elected officials around the nation. Two in particular - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Antonio Delgado.

Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old woman, who was inspired to run by the need to put the community first, ran office against an incumbent and won the Democratic primary victory in New York’s 14th Congressional District.  

Then there’s Antonio Delgado, who won U.S. House District 19 against seven other democrats running for the same seat. 

People of color are the change! We are seeking political positions around the nation and taking them, as we become senior staffers, lead organizations, and run this nation. We have the ability to shift votes...remember this during the November 2018 elections. 

Representation matters. 

Be encouraged as you see minorities running and winning races. These black and brown candidates would make our ancestors proud; for they fought the fight for us to win. 

So, as you get alerts throughout the day on news that is triggering, remember these folks below and know that it is a Great Day to be Alive! 

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