With unity, we will have a fighting chance against the powers of injustice and intolerance, and to protect the institutions that give us the tools and leverage to defend our rights. Without it, we will see the evisceration of all that we have been working to build.
Over the last two years I have often said to colleagues that the quickest way to a new progressive moment is probably also the most painful, by being forced to fight rightwing control of our government.
By opposing Trump supporters without educating them or attempting to understand their perceptions of injustice, we will have done nothing to treat the underlying condition; and, like a few cells of cancer infecting a small area of the body, prejudice and ignorance will consume our nation.
Just think about the profound difference Hillary's proposals will make to millions of Americans including issues I know matter deeply to you as a feminist progressive who cares about economic justice and equality.
Although this letter is primarily for Berniecrats, of which I am one, I have a bit of advice for those of you who have supported Hilary from the beginning. Please do not - I repeat DO NOT -- tell Bernie supporters how to vote in November.
I can personally confirm what many political analysts and pundits have articulated: There is a dire lesson in Brexit for all Americans: If you both don't know and refuse to understand why Drumpf is a thing, you're unfortunately part of the problem.