On April 4th, 1968, at 7:05 PM EST, Martin Luther King Jr. took his last breath, taking with him a dream of equality and justice that eludes us to this day. I pick my pen up at the exact time of King’s death to continue pursuing the dream he articulated on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial five years before his death. As we honor King’s life and remember his passing, too many don’t heed his central teachings of love overcoming hate and people being judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
We live in a time where we are conditioned continually to see our fellow men and women not as sojourners in a shared struggle but as foes who need to be conquered. The politics of division and strife is leading our country and humanity to a very dangerous ground as we slow walk towards a social conflagration. The very dream that Martin Luther King died on behalf of is being aborted on a daily basis by a spirit of antagonism that has overtaken this blessed nation.
Partly a political movement that aims to break the duopoly, gives Americans a choice beyond the “lesser of two evils” and rebukes corporate money that is destroying our “democracy”, My Love for Virginia is clarion call for solidarity of the blessed 99%. We disavow identity politics and hold on to unity as our guiding light. Our purpose is to stand up for inclusive justice; we do not want to bicker over who has privileges to eat more crumbs, we are intent on empowering all so that we can eat loaves instead of fighting over morsels.My Love for Virginia is a movement that is rooted in love that transcends our differences and unity that doesn't come with limitations. #MyLove4VA Click To Tweet
At the end of the day, all roads lead to economic policies which is why we are advocates for the poor, working, middle and upper-middle class. We will not abide being left out in the cold, we must have a seat at the policy table that has been monopolized by millionaires who are being paid by billionaires to squeeze us to the bone. Martin Luther King realized that the source of injustice was this exact point, that is why he traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to organize poor “white” and “black” sanitation workers. RFK likewise realized that humanity was being bludgeoned by the greed of the few.
Both King and Kennedy paid the ultimate price for their audacity to take on the status quo. My Love for Virginia picks up where they left off by making it our core principal to focus on our commonalities of pain and spread public awareness as to the source of injustice and suffering around the world which are economic policies. The uber rich have declared a total economic war on us but divert our attention all the time with sensationalism and manufactured outrages. We must say no more to the politics of mass distractions. That is the raison d’etre behind My Love for Virginia, we will speak boldly on topics ranging from public health policies to local issues like “privatizing” essential services.
This video below is the introductory message that will give you a broader understanding behind our campaign. It is my hope that you join our endeavor, if you are interested in being a part of My Love for Virginia and helping to replicate our vision in your state or city, reach out to us at [email protected]. Our mission will either thrive or die based on your active engagement and support, I have faith that people will come if we build it. My Love for Virginia has now been built, I hope you come in and stay for the journey to come.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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