We believe it is up to all of us to breathe new life into our democracy. It is up to us to break with an unacceptable status quo that has left so many behind and has sown fear, distrust, and prejudice between us. It is up to us to put forward a political vision founded on a commitment to the common good.
To take back our democracy, We the People have to get ourselves organized into a grassroots force that can take on the elite interests that have corrupted our political system and sold off our future. That’s why after the 2016 election, hundreds of Lancastrians gathered together for an emergency community meeting — launching Lancaster Stands Up. Thousands of us have taken action as part of this countywide people-powered effort. We’ve been raising our voices in our public squares, holding our elected representatives to account, and going door-to-door to meet our neighbors.
We know we have an uphill journey ahead. Our mission is not only to defeat Donald Trump, but also to confront the crises that enabled his rise to power. This dangerous moment presents us with an opportunity, if we seize it. The time is ripe for everyday Americans—of every race and creed, immigrant and native-born, sisters and brothers—to stand up together as one united people.