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You walked into the bedroom, shutting the door behind you. Sam was sitting on the bed with a box in his lap. It must have been the box you found in the back of the closet. It held some of Sam’s childhood possessions. He already had the ball cap on his head.
Sam looked up, setting the box between his feet. “Sorry [Y/N],” Sam apologized. “I know I said we would go to the park, but I guess I got lost in this box of stuff.”
You crawled up behind Sam, resting your head on his shoulders. “You don’t have to apologize Sam,” you reassured him. “I understand.”
Sam took off his hat, tossing it into the box. “It brings back a lot of memories,” Sam sighed. He turned to the side so he could face you. “I used to get hat hair all the time from that ball cap.”
“No kidding,” you laughed, resting on your knees in between Sam’s legs. “Here, let me help you.” You slowly raked your hands through Sam’s hair. Your fingers fluffed his soft hair. You were enjoying this more than you should be.
“Really [Y/N],” Sam mumbled, the edges of his lips curling into a smile.
“Do you want me to stop,” you asked softly.
“Well, no. I just… I think you missed the back,” Sam smiled, loving the way your face seemed to light up at his words. He had to admit that it felt good when you played with hair.
Sam would stick to not wearing hats in the future. Even if it did feel good to have your hands entangled in his hair.
A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game. We are going to lose a lot. We are going to get good at losing. We are going to lose cabinet votes for terrible nominees. We are going to lose bills that are offensive and appalling. But while we are losing, something else is going to happen. We are going to keep raising our voices and slowly our representatives are going to start listening to us. We’ve seen it happen.
It won’t happen because of next week’s call to action. It’ll happen over months, where you keep showing up, regularly. Then, we are going to start winning. It’ll sneak up on us. We won’t understand why we are winning. But it starts with losing in a particular way- where we raise our voices and call it out when we aren’t listened to, where we get close but not quite there.
The first 100 days of a President’s term are the honeymoon period, the moment when he’s most likely to get his agenda enacted. Trump is spending his first 100 days mired in controversy, scandal, and backbiting - and that’s because you haven’t for a moment let anyone in Washington forget just how unpopular he is.
Every time we change the narrative, every time we delay, every time there’s a newspaper story about a member of Congress avoiding his or her constituents, that’s a win. And it matters.
You have already made history. You’ve delayed the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet picks longer than any time in recent history. You stopped the gutting on the congressional ethics office. You’ve made Republicans so nervous about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that it’s been pushed further and further down the road. You caused an uproar of historic proportions over Trump’s Muslim ban and saved lives and reunited families in the process. You’ve inspired people who have never before taken action to make their voices heard and learn how to do things like check how their members of Congress voted and call them out for it.
We’ll never even know about some of the victories - because those will be the fights that this Administration considered starting and then realized it couldn’t win.
We’re in this together. Every visit. Every call. Every loss. Every win. That’s just what friends do. #StandIndivisible