I know a lot of good people who voted for Trump. They aren’t against immigrants and immigration. But they sought a different direction for America.
I don’t believe 2016 was an election about policy or politics. It was an election about culture, values and who we are as a country. It was an election outcome determined by voters who don’t think government works for them.
We have to understand that many chose Trump out of a fear and anxiety their country was being taken away, and a hope Trump will take it back. We also have to realize many wake up this morning afraid they will be taken away by a Trump administration.
I would be lying to you if I didn’t say I was scared. I can’t even begin to imagine what a Trump administration will put into motion in the event of a crisis.
But this isn’t about me. It isn’t even about you. This is way bigger than any one of us. There are big questions coming our way, unprecedented challenges.
So, in this moment, we have to reach deep. Our work is more important now than ever.
We have a dark period of defense ahead of us. It will be hard to stay focused, it will be hard to reach as deep as we need to. It will be hard to have the conversations, develop the plan and execute a strategy.
But, I’m in.
Original published on https://medium.com/@anoorani', copyright Ali Noorani, 2016