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This is a war that tries to break people. By continuing to write and by growing this community, doing the labor of democracy together, I am heartened and reminded always of the goodness in people.
I am reminded that when we come together we move mountains.
I am reminded that we all can’t do everything, but we can each do something.
I am reminded that it’s okay to feel broken some days, but that feeling isn’t a fact.
I am reminded that I am unbroken, and I get back to work.
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We just have to see that the battle for democracy is broader. It's deeper.—David Pepper
I need people to see they're on the frontline. Wherever you live, if you’re doing this work, you are the frontline.—David Pepper
The message should be a fair deal… fairness everywhere.—Martin Sheil
“I say a silent prayer of thanksgiving as I walk upon the earth.”-Audrey Peterman.
“May the viral hope for truth and humanity wash away the chaos of these years.”-S.C., Bette community member
“Something Sacred never dies in almost all of us, who can hear the invitation of Truth…”-words from a Bette Dangerous community member
“Non-violent protest is a life-affirming activity as it seeks to promote a more humane society.”-Ellen Zucker
“Nothing but blue skies from now on…”-Irving Berlin