Do you have "morning-after-the-election" brain? I know I do! No matter your political affiliation, Election Day in the United States is an exciting, nail-biting, frustrating, celebratory time.
Beyond the partisan elections for office-holders, there were a lot of justice issues on the ballot yesterday. Maryland, Maine & Washington passed marriage equality, while Minnesota stopped a constitutional amendment against marriage equality. Florida defeated a measure that would have limited funding for reproductive health. And Maryland voted to extend in-state tuition to children of immigrants in their own version of the DREAM Act.
Not everything was perfect yesterday, however. California narrowly defeated a proposition to repeal the death penalty. Montana voted to deny access to state services to those who cannot prove US citizenship or legal status. Maryland voted to expand gambling which will pave the way for a private casino just minutes from our office in Washington, DC.
Today, more than ever people of good faith are needed to stand for justice, equality, peace, and fairness. Since 1907, MFSA has led the movement for progressive values in both Church and society. Yesterday's ballot initiatives show the need for MFSA's vision and action, now more than ever. Hearts and minds can change about LGBTQ equality, immigration, reproductive rights, worker's rights, and access to healthcare.
If this change can happen in the American political scene, this change can happen in The United Methodist Church!
Be a part of this change:
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We cannot let "morning-after-the-election" brain get the best of us! In the words of church musician Mark Miller, "God has work for us to do!" Let's get out there and do it!
Grace and peace,
Interim Executive Director