We, The Heart of Our Democracy

We, The Heart of Our Democracy

 

Democrats respond to Barber's call to action. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty

If you just couldn't watch Hillary - and we get it - you might have missed the electrifying call by Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's NAACP and leader of its Moral Mondays, to embrace "a moral revolution of values" and continue fighting for progressive causes. Barber urged his audience to take action to stop gun violence and police brutality, to support voting rights and Black Lives Matter, to make universal health care and a $15 minimum wage a reality for all. “Some issues are not left versus right or liberal versus conservative - they are right versus wrong," he said. Pointedly citing Jesus, "a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew" - and only briefly referencing Clinton - Barber proclaimed, "We must shock this nation with the power of love. We must shock this nation with the power of mercy. We must shock this nation and fight for justice for all. We can’t give up on the heart of our democracy. Not now, not ever.”  He left the crowd, lit up and on its exhilarated feet, with, "Lead with love...Find the glory." Amen. And no, it's not over.

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