Oh my loves,

I think back to how this year began. In the wake of chaos, violence, and insurrection, we were tired and afraid. I wanted to create an inauguration for us, for we the people to renew our commitment to ourselves and one another.

We called it the People’s Inauguration.

The People’s Inauguration inspired millions of people with a vision of a multiracial, multifaith America. Read on for the story — and support our work. Please make a donation before December 31st. Join our Beloved Donor Circle! Scroll down for our thank you gifts to you.

First, I invite you to notice what you are carrying in your body right now — grief, traumas, and hardships. Perhaps gratitude and joy and wonder. What have you learned about yourself this year? What are you ready to release? What do you want to carry into the new year?

Back in January, we kicked off the People’s Inauguration with 10 days of events nationwide that inspired reflection: virtual conversations, artistic expressions, music performances, teach-ins, vigils and around-the-table family ceremonies. Some events focused on grief and healing; others on justice and reckoning, others on joy and rising. All of them had one thing in common: the expression of a “people’s oath” that recommits us to our core values and to one another.

Here’s the people’s oath, modeled after the president’s oath in the U.S. Constitution:

“I, (your name),
do solemnly vow
that I will faithfully execute my role
in healing, reimagining, and rebuilding
our country,
and will to the best of my ability,
preserve, protect, and defend
dignity, justice, and joy
for myself and for all around me,
and that I will do so with love.”

What do these words mean to you now? I invite you to place your hands on your heart and take a deep breath and say these words outloud. Go on. Notice what happens within you.

Ready to go deeper?

Watch the powerful kick-off event of the People’s Inauguration, hosted by Valarie Kaur and Baratunde Thurston, featuring Ai-jen Poo, Neal Katyal, Ari Afsar, and more. 

The People’s Inauguration was celebrated as a cultural intervention. More than 150 partner organizations joined with events nationwide. Visionaries, faith leaders, activists, and artists all lifted their voices to advance a vision of a multiracial democracy – from Rev. William Barber II to Alicia Keys. And our message echoed across mainstream media. Media coverage reached more than 115 million people, including on CNN to NBC to People Magazine.

Now as we transition into a new year, we invite you to renew your deepest commitments with bravery — and put them into action. This is the work of the Revolutionary Love Project. We need your support.

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Yours,
Valarie


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Our Gifts to Thank You

As an expression of our gratitude, we’re excited to mail you some of our favorite work from 2021!

Our fundraising campaign ends December 31st. Our thank-you gifts will ship to you by March 2022.