The full, devastating impact of yesterday’s election is yet to be known, but I woke up this morning knowing that, first, we must take care of each other.

This is not business as usual. The rhetoric of racism, misogyny and Islamophobia that we endured during the campaign cannot become policy, and cannot become who we are. All of our collective efforts will be more vital than ever.

• It will be more vital than ever to have the backs of the most vulnerable in our community, including people of color, youth, transgender people, religious minorities, immigrants, and people with low incomes.

• It will be more vital than ever to defend our Constitution and its bedrock promises of equality.

• It will be more vital than ever to use all the tools at our disposal – litigation, advocacy, and dialogue on the local and national level – to safeguard the gains of the last 50 years, since the beginning of the modern civil rights movements.

• It will be more vital than ever to reach out to every American of good will to come together as one justice movement.

GLAD is not going anywhere. We are here, and we will continue fighting like hell for all of us.

Our community has been through extremely hard times before, and every time, our community has stepped up – because we are resilient, we are brave, and we are strong.

Please keep in touch over the coming months. We want to hear from you. If you have a legal concern, GLAD Answers is here for you. Talk to us on Facebook. Send me an email . We are going to need to keep talking so that we can take care of each other, as we move forward together to fight for justice for all.

In solidarity,

Janson Wu
Executive Director