Stay Nasty, WINners
The election results were devastating. The WIN Executive Committee is deeply concerned and unites with the larger WIN community in shock and heartache. Your anxiety is valid and the traumatic grief caused by the result of this election is real. We encourage you to continue to co-create safe spaces of mourning, healing, strength, and self-care. Take care of yourself as we all must. The WIN community is still one of strength. We are still stronger together.
The EC also extends a huge amount of gratitude to everyone who left their homes to organize throughout the country, knock on doors, canvass, send text messages, make phone calls, and donate their time and money. Your contributions and service to this monumental moment of history are invaluable. Thank you.
In this moment of transition, WIN remains steadfastly committed to women and defending inclusive pro-choice values; supporting Democratic candidates, political leadership, and promoting Democratic values; and training women to be prepared and empowered to become the next generation of leaders in DC and beyond. We are unwavering in our commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society. We don’t have all the answers right now and it may take a while for anything to make sense. Take as much time as you need. We hope your anger and grief become a driving force against this setback. This is the start of a lot of work. First comes mourning and healing, then we will roll up our sleeves and get to work because love and hope are still paramount.
We leave you with this important message from Secretary Clinton: “…we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we think right now…never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams…Our best days are still ahead of us.”
In Nasty Women solidarity,