On the For the People Act of 2021
Winning comes with responsibility and an obligation for temperance; those are qualities of good leadership. Yet, with majorities in both the House and Senate, the Democratic Party is being goaded to believe that winning is a liability requiring that they sacrifice their boldest objectives for dulcet unity. The Republican Party is not in search of unity. They are hoping to prevent the massive rollback of power that is possible when economic insecurity, social unrest, and political opportunity converge. The last time we were faced with these conditions, including a trifecta of Democratic leadership, the country’s most progressive policies for Black people were passed: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is time to do it again.