As we gather together — in celebration or in protest — on this Independence Day, we cannot deny the truth: 2022 has been a year of highs and lows. And while we rail against the lows, we can also take heart from the highs.
We grieved as a nation over the massacre at Uvalde, Texas, and we raged when the Supreme Court gave its nod of approval to concealed carry less than a month later. (“Why,” wrote an aggressively callous Justice Alito in his concurrence to the decision, “does the dissent think it is relevant to recount the mass shootings that have occurred in recent years?”)
And yet… two days after that SCOTUS decision, President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan gun safety bill — not everything we desire, by a far stretch, but the most significant federal gun legislation to pass in over 30 years, despite the current gridlock in our House and Senate.
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This is no time to be silent.
This is a time to fight for our rights.
This is a time to fight for our children and grandchildren.
This is a time to fight for the poor and the marginalized.
THIS IS A TIME TO SHOW UP!
It's going to happen any day now.
It finally happened.
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