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Sister Giant: YOOJLY Inspiring for Present and Future

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Sister Giant: YOOJLY Inspiring for Present and Future

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"I don't know what I think--I want to hear what Bernie has to say," a radiant Marianne Williamson told her audience of 1800 mostly women at the three-day Sister Giant conference held near Washington, DC, last week. She was co-chair along with Derek Harkins of the Union Theological Seminary.

She was introducing one of the conference's two keynote speakers that evening, the lion-hearted should-have-been president Bernie Sanders, whose entrance brought the audience to our feet in an ecstatic standing ovation he had to calm down.

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"We are in an unusual moment of history," he began, "and we must think this thing through. Despair and copping out is [sic] not an option." On every important issue, Trump and his friends represent minority issues. We have an extraordinary generation of kids--the least discriminatory who think big and ask why not more? Now is the time to be smart and bring America together to combat the bigotry.

November 8 was a gross political failure by the Democrats, not a Trump victory.

Trump voters are decent and hard-working while all the income toes to the top one percent. The kids are leaving school deeply in debt. Why has Wall Street gone unpunished while there is punishment for use and possession of marijuana?

Trump has no ideology at all. He doesn't believe anything. He said he'd take on the establishment but appointed billionaires to the cabinet. The head of the Office of Budget and Management wants to cut social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The people, hurting, looked to the Democrats and turned to Trump.

We must create a Democratic Party that will represent the poor and working classes. We must support Keith Ellison to head the DCC; we must mobilize people.

At one time, said Bernie, he chaired the commission on veteran affairs. Acupuncture, yoga, and meditation were used, to lower medication and ease pain other ways. Other key moments were the anti-Vietnam war movement, blacks and whites' rejection of racism and segregation; because of their movement, women are no longer second-class citizens; and LGBTs have gained the right to love and marry whomever they want to.

Change always comes from the bottom up.

So many people showed up to march in Vermont that they had to close down the Interstate.

We must

1)Energize all people that politics requires actors, not spectators;

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