Lights in the Darkness: Sustaining Hope for 2021
Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team
As the 2020 Winter Solstice approaches, I reflect on this natural phenomenon as a metaphor for our political and national situation. Monday will be the darkest day of 2020 and the beginning of astrological winter in the northern hemisphere. In natural balance, the southern hemisphere is experiencing its longest day of sunlight with crops planted and growing and summer in full swing. The rhythms of life continue.
Peering through the darkness, we see points of light: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated one month from today. Efficacious vaccines against the coronavirus pandemic are being shipped around the world. U.S. policy in 2021 will at least have a grounding in science again.
But needed change will not come on its own. Our governing institutions are badly damaged, and existential crises in climate, public health, racial and economic disparity, and public trust threaten to spiral out of control.
Through the darkness, PDA has been working tirelessly to combat the excesses of authoritarianism, racism, and corporate exploitation of people and the planet.
We need resources to keep our momentum on issues, the Georgia Senate runoffs, and upcoming special elections in the House. Your monthly sustaining gift of $46, $20.21, $10, or $5 will help PDA reach more voters, hold elected officials accountable, put fearless progressives in Congress, defend the integrity of our electoral process, and advocate for policies that uplift all people.
Please give generously today for a better tomorrow.