Side With Love Campaign Senior Strategist Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen penned this piece over the weekend.
Instructions for when your government betrays you (again):
Remember that governments betray.
And many have gone before us who know how this goes.
Listen to them.
Remember that we can’t heal white supremacy or white Christian nationalism today or tomorrow.
But we can touch some healing, some justice, every day, every moment.
Raise money for a bond or a bail. Go with someone to court. Tell the truth about your family and how they migrated or were forced to or did not.
Remember that we answer to the laws of love and justice.
We work for our ancestors and our children’s children. There is no higher accountability.
Remember that everyone who found their power and freed themselves or their kindred also faced powerlessness, despair, overwhelm, teargas (or their century's version of it).
Remember that everyone who has ever defected from fascism or resigned from state violence or put their body on the line for family or opened their home has doubted, wrestled, given up, tried again and found a way to love through it.
Here are five ways to act