Travelogue: Americans are better than we’re told

October 28, 2021

This week, I passed miles of the windmills that have made Texas (if it were a country) fifth in the world for wind energy. I’m on the road across the country, meeting with American Promise volunteers and staff, talking with local representatives and media, and helping to launch our nonpartisan reform campaigns. Alongside the well-reported hard times of pandemic and division, frustration and fear, I’ve seen another story unfolding across our beautiful American land.

It’s a story of resilience and hope, kindness and hard work. I’ve seen Americans, quite clear about our immense challenges, responding with a determination to fix our mess, rather than simply yelling at each other, or waiting for someone else to do it.

My trip began in Maine, where the morning sun first hits America. Through last year’s election, many Mainers united in response to the U.S. Senate race, when they were overwhelmed by $200 million in outside money…

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