2018 is off to a powerful start and I am so grateful.
But, jumping back to a few months ago, it felt like a pressure cooker was about to explode all around us on so many levels. Headline news at the time focused on Roy Moore and his inappropriate sexual conduct, Alabama was ground zero. Roy Moore, was accused of assaulting teenage girls while in his 30s verses Doug Jones, a man known for prosecuting two KKK members for the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist church in 1963 which killed four black girls. Whoa!?
In my mind no contest who should represent the state of Alabama.
This race was gonna be paramount, I thought. Were we awake and standing for what’s truly fair, or closing our eyes to things that are unacceptable to most people on this planet? I was hoping that voting beyond partisan lines would take precedence over party, especially when it comes to this (fingers crossed)!
We all need to take responsibility, to represent liberty, to stand up for human rights, especially when it comes to representing us in our government.
When this first came to my attention, I was sitting in my warm slippers over in snow-covered Boston laughing and crying while listening to John Oliver giving me the not so funny facts on two men who were running for Senate in Alabama. John Oliver dishes out more details, and I think. NO WAY!? My mouth dropped in shock that someone with the kind of criminal behavior Roy Moore represented could have the audacity to show their face, let alone run for a high office. I closed my eyes and I said to myself, at the time. “Wow, if I was in Alabama, I would support Doug to Win.”
Well, be careful what you ask for, because a month later my phone rang and I was asked to fly to Montgomery Alabama to entertain and sing as a support for a Doug Jones rally. … YEP! … and so, I did.
As we head into this 2018 Election Cycle, think about what the people in Alabama did, they stood up, took responsibility, and made change happen. We have to do the same in 2018 and 2020. We have to stand up for the future, the environment, stand against racism, bigotry, and misogyny and let our government know they serve us, and we decide who gets in and who doesn’t!