Here at We ‘73 The American Unity Project, we refuse to sit still.
We don’t need to tell you the news. Hatred. Division. Riots. Murders. Slander. Those are all common, everyday occurrences.
But we don’t have to sit there and watch it get worse.
Because the fact is, these things don’t happen in a vacuum. While we can’t force people to change, we can change the circumstances around them.
Society likes to divide people into categories.
It makes it “us vs. them,” a fight no one can win.
People on all sides are presented as extremists, the worst examples in a political or social spectrum used to represent everyone else.
Society refuses to admit that some people who seem to be the “enemy” might actually agree with us more than we think.
We don’t believe we all need to come to a common agreement on everything.
That’s the thing with unity: it doesn’t have to mean we’re an echo chamber.
We can sharply disagree on tax policy and still love our neighbors.
We can disagree on the root cause of poverty but still work together side by side in a soup kitchen.
American unity isn’t just some political buzzword you throw around to mean you’ll get everybody to agree with you. It really means coming together despite our differences, working in the best interests of the people around us with love as our motivation.
Unity builds communities.
It doesn’t start from the top down.
A good leader is excellent, but unity starts from the grassroots.
Hearts are changed when a neighborhood comes together to help a family get the resources they need to feed their kids.
Lives are transformed when people undergo proper treatment and rehabilitation from drug addiction, made possible by the generosity of donors in the community.
Model citizens are built when people invest time into helping kids grow.
Person by person, the country can be transformed.
American unity starts with you.
If it’s not just some political buzzword and it doesn’t start from the top down, that means it needs to start somewhere.
Here at We ‘73 The American Unity Project, we’re doing our part. We make country, outlaw, and contemporary music to bring people together, and we support local organizations and nonprofits through our music and merch sales, as well as giving those nonprofits venues to present their work to the community.
But we don’t work in a vacuum.
Fighting for unity can look like a million different things. Volunteering and donating, certainly, or attending events or purchasing products that support nonprofits. But it extends far beyond that—down to even the littlest things, like shoveling your neighbor’s walk or smiling at a stranger.
American unity starts with you. What will you do?
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