This is not the end…

This is not the end…

Two weeks after Bloody Sunday, Dr. King assured a gathering of organizers, activists and community members that they should not despair because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. On March 25, 1965, having completed the third march to Montgomery, the city that gave birth to the civil rights movement, Dr. King spoke these words on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol:

 

 

“I know you are asking today, ‘How long will it take?’… “I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however  frustrating  the hour, it will not be long, because truth crushed to earth will rise again.” “How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.” “How long? Not long, because you shall reap what you sow….” “How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

This is but one day, one year, one moment in our long journey, but the end is ours, and we shall prevail. We must realize we are up against a combination of factors never before fought. Consider that our news media is now owned by 6 corporations standing behind the 1%. That misinformation is then hurled across the Internet in a nano-second to millions. We are no longer dealing with pure news. People are listening to and reading opinions yet accepting that as news. The Internet has created an atmosphere of instant gratification, instant solutions, and instant misinformation.

Taking our democracy back will take long and hard work. During this time, we will have many more votes blocked by the abuse of the filibuster. A majority in our Senate is no longer sufficient to pass legislation. Record amounts of money are being spent by a handful of individuals and corporations spewing propaganda to be consumed by a majority of our citizens.

We have to gain even more strength, determination and creativity to educate people who are either not voting or are voting against their own best interest. UniteWomen.org has successfully built a social media platform in a short period of time due to all of our passion, determination and hard work. Let us build upon this momentum by working together on a state and national level to educate and motivate our citizens to vote with the truth behind them when they enter the polling booth in November.

Karen Teegarden

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About Karen TeegardenKaren Teegarden, CEO Karen Teegarden is the CEO of UniteWomen.org, founded on February 19, 2012. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and works in the marketing and advertising sales industry in Michigan. Her daughter was raised to believe in her core that she was created equal. Karen began this journey to assure that all women live in a country that protects their equality.

Comments (6)
  • Kristin Fulton

    June 6th, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Thank you for being a leader in this fight. I stand with you .

    • Karen Teegarden, CEO

      June 7th, 2012 at 2:46 PM

      The more we stand with each other, the more success we will have. Thanks!

  • Debbie Hilliard

    June 7th, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Thank you for building the platform for us to persevere and for the very inspirational and motivational words of Dr. King! We will continue working together and we will WIN in the fight to gain equality for all!!

    • Karen Teegarden, CEO

      June 7th, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      Thanks Debbie…so glad to have you as part of the team!

  • Kirk

    June 7th, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    What a beautiful and inspirational piece of work Karen! Thank you for that and I hope it is ok to Share. If I can be of any help, let me know…..

    Kirk

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