The last week or so has been an apocalyptic glimpse of what we don’t often experience so closely in the Bay Area but is becoming the “new normal”. Fire and toxic smoke is everywhere. No school for children, canceling meetings and events, crowded indoor spaces; toxic smoke is bad not only for weak lungs but for the faith of heart.

Our other new normal is winning locally and across the country. The short term losses in the Georgia and Florida governor’s race, have already inspired millions and transformed our way of movement politics. Union hotel workers who have been on strike for 45 days have either reached a contract or are in negotiations. There are more to be named, of course.

So what does this mean for us as we are fighting for our lives?…..