You're invited to come together in solidarity for 100 hours to face all that lies ahead.
The day after the presidential election, things felt as divisive as ever.
Now, 100 prominent leaders — all women of color — have written an open letter to move forward, together.
#Our100 is a community of women who take action together to end racism, sexism, and misogynistic policies in politics and government. This beautiful and hopeful movement offers a vision of unity for the future in their open letter.
These inspiring women are inviting everyone to attend community events throughout the country for the 100 hours following the election to reflect, heal, and recommit to fighting against all issues of inequality that still plague women. This is especially important given the horribly divisive rhetoric we heard about minorities and women during the campaign from now president-elect Donald Trump.
Their open letter supports a vision where all women can live with dignity and thrive in the face of inequality.
The first paragraph of the letter from 100 women of color leaders is below:
"This morning, we come together to declare our resolve. Many of us are holding our babies, families, and loved ones close. We know that there is tremendous suffering and anger in this country, yet we stand here today, determined. After an election rife with the politics of division and hate, today we open a new chapter in our country’s long, difficult journey towards the promise of liberty and justice for all.
You can read the full letter and take the #Our100 pledge at their website, www.our100.org.
This letter acknowledges that the election results are perhaps not what was best for all women, especially women of color — but it also charts a way forward.
We didn't hear a lot from Trump about how he would advance women's issues (and what we did hear was not encouraging). So these women are asking us to join them as they recommit to take hold of history.
There's always hope. The women of #Our100 still have it, and so should we.