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October has quickly slipped away and November is upon us.  Here, in America, one of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. I enjoy it because it’s one holiday when we count our blessings. Of course, as I think about it, it feels sacrilegious to celebrate Thanksgiving. I’ve come to think of Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. And it’s hard to think of Thanksgiving without realizing I was taught that it celebrates people who survived in a new land only to take that land away from the people who were here first, Native Americans. I don’t have the power to correct anything in our past. But what I do have the power to do is to live in a way that supports good in the world today. I believe my faith calls me to do that.

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The loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg made the last few weeks tough, not just for the women of the United States, but for all of us. Justice Ginsberg was an extremely thoughtful and intelligent presence on the Supreme Court who expanded the civil rights of women in the United States, promoted the equality of men and women, and conducted herself with grace and determination on the highest court in the land. Her legacy will live on in spite of a concerted effort to undermine her efforts. I appreciate what she has done for women and, as a woman not married to a man, I could not have independently owned a home and business if it were not for her work as a civil rights lawyer, judge, and Supreme Court justice. 

Although my heart is heavy because of her passing, I have reason to hope. In just a few short weeks, we the people here in the United States have the opportunity to have our voices heard in the November 3 election. We can speak up in support of whichever party and leaders we decide is best for us individually and for our country. As a non-profit organization, we do not advocate for any particular party, so I will just say, please make the effort to vote if you’re eligible. Get out there and vote and be heard!

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I’ve been really discouraged lately, as many of you have told me you are. With all that is going on in the world and in my country, the United States of America, it’s easy to be discouraged. 

Some of you follow me on my personal Facebook page or Twitter account, where I post some political commentary to family and friends. I recognize that some of my posts could offend some folks outside those circles. But what I most intend to express in any of my social media posts is my desire for all of us to treat each other with kindness and compassion and empathy…and to absolutely call for justice whenever and wherever it’s needed. 

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Para mí, los últimos meses han sido difíciles. Como cuidadora, escucho a mucha gente preguntando cuándo volveremos a la normalidad, ¡lo que podría llamarse normal! Y no estoy segura. Pero sería abrumador centrarse solo en lo que ha sido desafiante. Entonces, en cambio, pensé en compartir solo algunas de las cosas que me han traído algunos momentos increíbles de alegría desde la última vez que supieron de mí.

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Cuando inició el 2020, ¿quién podría haber imaginado dónde estaríamos en julio? Con la pandemia mundial, nuestras vidas han dado un gran giro. Si bien los efectos de Covid-19 han sido terribles en todo el mundo, la tasa de infección ha empeorado en mi país. Sin un liderazgo claro y decisivo que utilice la ciencia real y se asegure de que todos los ciudadanos tengan acceso a equipos de protección personal y pruebas precisas, hay muy pocas posibilidades de que la tasa de infección disminuya en el corto plazo.

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Estos últimos meses, en los Estados Unidos donde vivo, han sido extremadamente estresantes para todos. La cuarentena ha sacado lo mejor de algunas personas y lo peor de muchas. Los incidentes de violencia doméstica han aumentado significativamente ya que a la mayoría de las personas se les ha pedido que se queden en casa. Y no solo millones de personas perdieron sus empleos, sino que la cantidad de personas que murieron a causa de COVID-19 en mi país superó los 100,500.

Si el brote de coronavirus no fue lo suficientemente fuerte, los ataques más recientes contra nuestros hermanos negros, incluido Tony McDade, un hombre trans en Florida, han sido desgarradores. Todos debemos hacer nuestra parte para enfrentar el racismo y el odio cada vez que lo vemos. Ya es hora de que termine.

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A few days ago, the SDA Kinship leadership team met in Baltimore, Maryland, for our annual Spring Board Meeting where we spent a lot of time working on new initiatives to build a better tomorrow for our members and allies. You’ll get more details about these initiatives in the coming weeks.

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