No doubt about it. This U.S presidential election is momentous. Who wins in November will have significant ramifications on what our country looks like and what values it will represent for years, even for generations to come. My conversations with you over the past few months have often touched on how deeply the outcomes matter.
But even as we hold our breath, watch the polls, and engage in this critical election, I want to take this opportunity to remind us both that we must set our sights beyond November 8. We need an overhaul of our broken political and economic system. We need a model where we aren’t faced with limited choices every four years and an agenda set by transnational corporations. To achieve this kind of systemic change, we have to keep our eyes on the prize. We must do — and fund — the day-to-day organizing that gets us there.