If there’s one thing we deeply know now, major changes are afoot. Many of us are worried for ourselves, for the people we love and for the people we are joined with as citizens of this country. We feel the divisions so palpably this morning that a way forward seems nearly impossible to imagine.

I join you in your worry and anxiety.

But we need to find comfort and strength in one another. 55 million Americans freelance today. Freelancers hail from all walks of life and are represented in every race, creed, class and gender across this nation. Let’s use our stunning diversity to come together in solidarity for a better future for all.

We know that freelancers thrive individually when we focus together on self help and mutual aid. Self help only works when you join others in common effort. Mutual aid means sourcing what we need together as part of a larger web of humanity.

For Freelancers Union, right now, that means we need to share information about what will happen with your health insurance and the future of the Affordable Care Act. I anticipate big changes in taxes as well. We will keep you informed every step of the way and fight for fair policies for freelance workers.

Now, more than ever, we need to mobilize politically and economically. I welcome your ideas at Sara@freelancersunion.org. Please know that I can’t answer everyone, but I will post back what I have heard. Now, more than ever, we need to talk.

Let’s take a deep breath, let’s put one foot in front of the other and focus on building what we need: a safety net for the 21st century.

We’ll get there, together.

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