Tag Archives: hope

When you voted for Obama your work had only begun

One year ago today, on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. At the time, and like many others, I celebrated this milestone in US history: Today I think of all the millions of lives … Continue reading

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The Struggle We Share: A Love Letter

I delivered this address in 2007, to celebrate the impending senior year of a very special high school student, as well as the college graduation of students I had known since their first year.   I offer it now in … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Harvey Milk

November 27th is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, San Francisco politician and activist. The first openly gay man to be elected to office, he analyzed the significance of his election as follows: Somewhere in Des Moines … Continue reading

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