RPS Direct Update - January 20, 2021 (PM)
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Regardless of which political party we call home, we can all celebrate the peaceful transition of power at the US Capitol this morning – exactly two weeks after domestic terrorists violently seized our seat of government. We can also celebrate the historic swearing in of Vice President Harris – the first woman, first Black American, first American of Indian heritage, first graduate of an HBCU, and first AKA – to hold that title. I'm grateful that my boys are growing up in an America that is beginning to train everyone's unconscious mental framework of what a leader looks like to reflect the rich diversity of our nation. In addition to President Biden's sober, hopeful, and aspirational inaugural address, I was struck by the beautiful and poignant poetry of Amanda Gorman, the country's first National Youth Poet Laureate. If you weren't able to watch her recite her poem – "The Hill We Climb" – I strongly encourage you to do so...Click above to continue reading.