Today voting rights are once again under attack in our nation and people of faith have a role to play in the fight to protect and expand voting rights. To commemorate this day, and as part of a national effort on securing voting rights, I invite each of you to join me, Dr. Marvin Wickware, and a number of LSTC alumni from across Chicago at a public action in support of voting rights next Monday, June 21 at Chicago’s Federal Plaza at noon.
None of us are entirely the person we wish we could be, but we all need people who decide to keep showing us the best of what we still might be. For me, that person was my mother and I now know that she was that person for many of you as well.
The lesson I take from these findings is this: that the sense of urgency I feel on this particular day of the year to do something new, something better, something effective, powerful and lasting will quickly dissipate unless I find a way to do it with others. This means the resolutions I make need to make space for the resolutions you may be making as well, which means we each need to hear one another’s stories of resolve.