"The more we thought about this, the more we realized we’d given up something valuable and something that belonged to us just as much as to anyone else - patriotism. We realized the need to create new associations with the word patriot - to reclaim patriot in the image we know to be true."
"I believe we can create this together if we run for office, organize in our communities, have courageous conversations about social and racial justice, and uplift and multiply progressive voices. To me, patriotism means spending the rest of my life ensuring this land was made for you and me."
"Why did we let someone else define patriot? Why does the right wing get to define patriotism and claim the label? My answer now: they don’t. Period."
"I’ve dreamt about living in Gilead many times before. In the past it happened when I watched The Handmaid’s Tale late at night or more recently as I read Margaret Atwood’s sequel The Testaments. When I wake up I’m always grateful that the nightmare is over and that I am safe.. I'm not safe anymore."