Today was all heart.
I started at 8:00 a.m. in Orange with Congressman Jim McGovern where we discussed food security.
By 10:00 a.m. I was with the Congressman in Northfield where the topic turned to the environment.
Then by noon, our campaign had stepped off to march in the second annual Franklin County Pride Parade.
Then to Sunderland with Congressman McGovern and talk of how to keep hopeful.
And by 4:00 p.m., we were packed in the First Congregational Church in Amherst, where Lucio Perez is in sanctuary, for a breathtaking and inspiring line up of speakers including Lucio, his son, and local organizers with The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center and the ACLU. Lucio is in sanctuary to prevent him from being picked up by ICE.
His and his family’s strength, courage, and grace are unparalleled.
The common theme of the day: A lot of people care. A lot. We have to hold on to that in the face of blistering brutality in our community and at the border.
We. Care. Now. Always.