Amidst a great deal of 2020 campaign chaos, you might be surprised to know we’re feeling hopeful. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we’re seeing historic levels of voter participation and civil civic engagement.
This election isn’t just about November 3 -- especially this year given we may not have an outcome that night -- or January 20, 2021. It’s about every day after that and what our plan is to rebuild democracy after an alarmingly corrosive four years.
No matter who prevails on the ballot next month, Democrats must continue to nurture the active civil society that’s grown during the Trump era and be sure to keep our tent supersized.
Civic engagement is not for the faint of heart. It’s intense and exhausting. And it is so tempting to believe that if things go our way after November, our work might be done. But being citizens of a functioning democracy requires work and continuous engagement. It is our responsibility, and our privilege.
Election Day is our starting point, not the finish line. And now marks the beginning of what could be the best era yet for American politics in the years to come.