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To: Oprah Winfrey
Oprah 2020 means hope!
In this current news cycle it’s not often we get to start our Monday’s on a high note. But after last night, there’s much to celebrate.
After being awarded the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe awards yesterday evening, she took the stage to make a powerful speech as the first Black woman to receive the honor.
Her words shook us to the core as she addressed sexual harassment, racial injustice, and the attacks on freedom of the press. She also paid homage to the courageous Recy Taylor and actor Sidney Poitier, acknowledging them as Black pioneers that have blazed the trail for her, so that she can now set afire the path for many more Black achievers to come.
At times like these, she spoke the words our leaders should be speaking -- and Oprah doesn’t just make speeches, she changes lives every day through her philanthropy. As a longtime advocate of female education, she has been dedicated to the development of a new generation of women leaders who, by virtue of their education and service, will lead the charge to transform themselves, their communities, and the larger world around them.
It is this dedication and these acts of service and leadership that compel us to tip our hats to Oprah Winfrey and join the chorus of supporters for a 2020 candidacy.
In her own words:
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.”
She’s right, their time is up. 2020, here she comes.
Why is this important?
Oprah’s powerful speech opened the door for a 2020 presidential run.