The outcomes of this election are at odds with our deepest-held values and faith traditions: loving our neighbors, serving our communities and protecting our families. The election results will have a direct and devastating impact on all communities on the margins, including women and girls, immigrants, people of color and the poor.
In the words of Rev. William Barber, our task in this election was to “shock this nation with the power of love. We must shock this nation with the power of mercy. We must shock this nation and fight for justice for all. We can’t give up on the heart of our democracy, not now, not ever!”
No matter how strong our opposition, RCRC will never give up on our faithful commitment to reproductive health, rights, choice and justice. Starting today, there is even more work to be done to stop the religious and political right in their quest to seize the moral ground on our issues. Our prophetic voice will be needed now more than ever. While we take this moment to grieve, pray and express our outrage, we must quickly channel our energies back into building a faithful movement for reproductive health, rights, choice and justice.