…to Justin, Karen, and all of my LGBTQ friends.
…to Carlos, Dolma, Sid, Andres, Raz, Caolin, Miguel, and all of my friends who have chosen to become Americans.
…to Ben, who has shattered every preconceived notion I ever had about those who face intellectual and physical challenges.
…to Andy and to my brother Steven, and to everyone else I know for whom health insurance is a life-saving necessity, not a luxury.
…to Alaina, who knows she is overworked and underpaid but gets up every day and fights to help the kids the system has forgotten.
…to Matt, who, through his compassion and humility, single-handedly restored my faith in “people of faith.”
Whatever changes happen in our nation after today, know that I am your friend, and I stand with you.