This month has been hard. Our country has been rocked by horrific mass shootings. We’ve commemorated and grieved the anniversaries of both the Charlottesville white supremacist violence of 2017 and the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. The Amazon is on fire. And right now, a hurricane is barreling toward Florida.
We recognize that the 24 hour news cycle does two very damaging things simultaneously. It pushes us to seek easy solutions to difficult problems, and it pushes us to move on to the next piece of breaking news as soon as possible, leaving communities behind so soon after we collectively profess our thoughts and prayers. So we recognize that our job is not to react, but to build…to build resilience to the toxicity that fuels these dynamics.
And that is what we at One America are committed to doing. In this month’s newsletter you will find an inspiring story about how One America Utah is bridging religious divides; hear more about the ways our director, Andrew Hanauer, is changing the narrative around polarization and hate; and get a glimpse into some of the big things that are coming for One America.
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