To be honest, today was bittersweet. This was my second time at the White House this year, and for obvious reasons, it's probably the last time I'll be invited for awhile.

The big news of the day was announcing that #TechHire -- an amazing initiative started by the Obama administration -- has a new goal. 100,000 people from underserved communities placed in technical jobs by 2020. 
Admittedly, that's a lofty goal. And when you consider the racist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, warmongering, ignorant, self-centered grifters that have just taken over our government (thanks, Vladimir), it feels almost impossible. 
But I met some amazing people today. People who run coding bootcamps, senior executives from all kinds of companies, and dedicated civil servants -- and we all had two things in common. 
One, complete dedication to this goal. We WILL create opportunities for people who have missed out on the greatest creation of wealth the world has ever seen. 
And two? A love of country. 
Our country is based on an idea. The idea that we are all created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. 
And no matter the challenges before us, no matter the depths of depravity that the White House will now sink into, no matter how many centuries it may feel we have just been put back, we will prevail.

The moral arc of the universe doesn't naturally bend. We have to actively push it towards justice. And if we truly are, as Secretary Clinton suggested, stronger together -- we are uniquely positioned to not only hold the line against fascism, but to make active gains towards building a truly equal society. 
We know that we are now in the fight of our generation. It's time to saddle up, my friends. 
Let's go.
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  • husaniTo be honest, today was bittersweet. This was my second time at the White House this year, and for obvious reasons, it's probably the last time I'll be invited for awhile.

    The big news of the day was announcing that #TechHire -- an amazing initiative started by the Obama administration -- has a new goal. 100,000 people from underserved communities placed in technical jobs by 2020.
    Admittedly, that's a lofty goal. And when you consider the racist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, warmongering, ignorant, self-centered grifters that have just taken over our government (thanks, Vladimir), it feels almost impossible.
    But I met some amazing people today. People who run coding bootcamps, senior executives from all kinds of companies, and dedicated civil servants -- and we all had two things in common.
    One, complete dedication to this goal. We WILL create opportunities for people who have missed out on the greatest creation of wealth the world has ever seen.
    And two? A love of country.
    Our country is based on an idea. The idea that we are all created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.
    And no matter the challenges before us, no matter the depths of depravity that the White House will now sink into, no matter how many centuries it may feel we have just been put back, we will prevail.

    The moral arc of the universe doesn't naturally bend. We have to actively push it towards justice. And if we truly are, as Secretary Clinton suggested, stronger together -- we are uniquely positioned to not only hold the line against fascism, but to make active gains towards building a truly equal society.
    We know that we are now in the fight of our generation. It's time to saddle up, my friends.
    Let's go.

  • mariposahermosaCouldn't have said it better myself. This is a dark period upon us. We barely got to enjoy the fruits of our labor for equality and humanity. Now here we go, having to fight against someone else's idea of making America great for them.
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