Sunday, January 22, 2017
AN OPEN LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP
January 22, 2017
No, we are not sore losers. Nor are we fired apprentices – belittled and shamed because we failed to please you. We will not slink away.
With the exception of Native Americans, we are the children of immigrants, whether our American journey began in colonial days or the 21st century. The descendants of slaves helped us win WWII, smash the sound barrier, and send a man to the moon, though they could only dent the barriers to their own civil rights.
No, we are not sore losers. We are the ones with memories longer than your most recent tweet – memories that include fighting for women’s rights to work, to be treated as equals and to choose when and with whom to bear children. We marched to end wars. We marched to garner civil rights for all.
We boycotted, we protested, we marched again. And we brought down presidents who ignored our power.
We are a force, re-awakened, ready to stand together. We are on the march again, not as sore losers, but as guardians of our country.