I’m Not Going To Get Political But…

I have, as Tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I have had successes and I have had setbacks. Sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional public and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is. It is worth it. And so we need―we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives, and to all the women and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. HRC

I hesitated posting yesterday. This election has given me writers block. All I can think about is what’s next. Like many of my readers, I was with her. I watched the election unfold in fetal position from behind my couch because I thought I was going to have a panic attack. I am devastated at the outcome but am going to take to Hillary’s advice and give him a chance to lead with an open mind.

I saw he wanted to limit the number of terms a congressman can hold office, which I do think is a good idea but Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said is not a priority and likely will not pass. I do have conservative fiscal views but I’m so socially liberal, I would never align myself with either party.

I read that Trump wants to appoint a climate change denier as the head of the EPA as well as cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs. Sounds great for the environment.

I’m nervous about what will happen to women’s reproductive rights and pray it gets left to the states (sorry Texas). I’m nervous for the 22 million and counting people who have Obamacare. I’m nervous for the LGBTQ community and minorities who already have faced assaults, name calling and threats in just the first 2 days after the election.

Apparently ISIS is celebrating and thinks we are going to have a civil war. I think we are a nation divided but this is a bit extreme.

The election is over. Trump is going to be our president, unless he get’s impeached before entering office which is a possibility with a Trump University lawsuit starting in late November. Hillary wasn’t a perfect candidate but what difference does it now make.

What I wanted to do in this post is encourage those of you who are upset with the outcome to realize that your voice needs to be heard now more than ever.

Here is a list curated by Jezebel of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth and Anti Bigotry organizations that need your support.

Instead of sitting at home texting complaints to your friends, actually find a way to help and be the change. Maybe it’s donating to Planned Parenthood or volunteering at the Boys and Girls club, but do something. To reiterate the above quote, “…Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is. It is worth it.”

Most importantly, be kind. Rise above the hatred. Be the change you want to see in our nation. And remember, not all Trump supporters are racist, bigots or sexist. Yes, they exist and their actions make the news but they aren’t all bad.

“And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” -HRC

I had to write this post as a therapeutic action for myself. I’ll return to fitness, health and mommy blogging tomorrow.

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