In two days the task force meets in Knoxville. I hope you are coming.
If you get a chance to speak make sure to use one word…. We…..
Our power is in our shared identity. Tell them you matter but many matter. Tell them this is about justice for all. They tend to dismiss individual tragedies as regrettable but not really relevant to the big picture. Tell them there is no bigger picture.
I really wonder if they know there is a we. I really wonder if they know we are more than individual miseries, that there is a collective will, a shared commitment, a common ground. I don’t think so. They think they can define us away and have us go quietly.
I think it is simple. Sooner is better than later and we will support sooner whatever they choose to call it. Never is not an option. Period. Period. Period.
They can choose what they wish to see but they cannot choose for us to be invisible. They can choose to hear what they want to hear but they cannot choose for us to be silent.
Tell them we vote for sooner. No tell them we vote for bout time. It is time to go about the business of insuring Tennessee.
And tell them clearly. Never is not, never had been, never will be an option and we will not stand silent or remain hidden while one person still remains in the gap.
CLOSE THE GAP. NO ONE LEFT BEHIND. NO ACCEPTABLE CASUALTIES!!!!!