Pray for Our Nation BY: PAUL KAWATA · NMAC· NOVEMBER 07, 2016
I am not sure there is anything left to do but pray. It’s been one hell of an election season. I am exhausted and emotional about our polarized America. So thankful this is almost over. In reality, it’s not over, how do we heal after everything that has been said? How do we forgive or forget what we’ve called each other? Let’s be honest, it’s on both sides.
I worry for our nation. Regardless of the results, we have to carry-on. We have to move forward to fight for a biomedical HIV prevention agenda from the new administration, whoever is elected. Hopefully, this agenda can lead to meaningful reductions in new HIV infections by getting more people living with HIV and more highly sexually active adults retained into care and adherent to medications, if appropriate. For NMAC, racial justice means that the color of your skin should not be a determining factor in your health outcome. Health equity in the fight against HIV means that people of color have proportional numbers of new HIV infections and live lives as long and healthy as their white counterparts.
Everyone Must Vote
I flew down to Miami to vote early. I was surprised at how emotional I got. In 2008 I was filled with joy and excitement. This time I am just exhausted and want the whole process to be done. Pray for our nation, hopefully, sound rational minds will prevail.