Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for espousing a vision for our country that includes all of us – women, people of color, the LGBT community, immigrants, Muslims and others who have been pushed aside. Hillary encouraged us to build a future, together, and for that I am grateful.

I woke up this morning confused and upset like most of you. I want to be clear: There is no room in our city for sexism, racism, religious intolerance or xenophobia. Portland welcomes everyone. Portland is safe for everyone.

I’m going to push our new President to build bridges, not walls; To appoint women to leadership, not degrade them; To see the wisdom, energy and love of country from ALL Americans; and to champion equality and justice because that is the great idea of America.

I have high hopes for the future of our country. I believe in America. But I also know nothing can, or should, be taken for granted. Today, we get up and we go back to work.