For so many of us, last night was a long evening of surprises. We awoke aware of the fact that while a difficult, contentious election was over, the country would now need to come together and move forward as a united United States. While there will be questions and concerns to deliberate, we can look at the outcome as an opportunity to teach our children about democracy, how it is hopeful, how it works and why we are so lucky to live in a country where we can make a difference.Ultimately, what makes our country great is how we build community from the ground up, focusing on family, our local community and the broader framework of society. Our work together as the JCP community is one of these frameworks and we hope that all of us can model the type of unity and togetherness that reflects our best selves and our hopes for this country.
We look forward to joining with you in the work that we do at JCP and ask you to help us further strengthen the social fabric of our neighborhood, city and land. By doing this, we also show our children and neighbors the true importance of community – a combination of common and unity – and togetherness during this time of political transition.
In the words of Elie Wiesel, “Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.”