Folks, we did it.
Just recently, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became President and Vice President of the United States of America. Also recently, Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock were sworn in as Senators in the 117th Congress, giving the balance of power in the Senate to the Democratic Party.
In the words of the legendary Nina Simone, “it's a new dawn, it's a new day... and I'm feeling good.”
When we started this organization, we had no idea it would take off as much as it did, and we thank each and every one of you for helping us along the way. We are happy to say that the effort we put into our social media, articles, videos and everything we have done was worth it. We are proud to say that together, we helped to change the future of our country.
One of our goals has always been to encapsulate the “big tent” mentality. After the primaries, we welcomed supporters of every candidate in the Democratic primary, across every part of the ideological spectrum; moderate Democrats, progressives, independents and even some Republicans. We came together to make sure everyone had a voice here so that we could better appeal to you. We also had the great benefit of diversity of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and more.
We are truly a grassroots group, and if there is one thing we have learned this year, it's the importance of grassroots organizing. Joe Biden would not have been elected without the help of groups like Black Voters Matter, Moms Demand Action, Justice Democrats, Indivisible, the Human Rights Campaign and so many more. There is also no way we could have elected Ossoff and Warnock without Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight Action's work on the ground to raise awareness, register voters and turn them out in numbers.
So now, with the culmination of our original goal of electing Joe Biden, we've decided to turn our focus to expanding and turning out the base and supporting Democratic candidates across the country and at every level. From state legislatures and mayoral races to gubernatorial races and special elections, we want to empower candidates that are fighting for the people, evidenced by our endorsement of Virginia delegate Danica Roem.
With that new purpose, we will be rebranding with a new name and aesthetic to emphasize our mission. We are now Blue Grass Roots. You can still expect the same content you have come to expect from us, but with a more local twist. Make no mistake, however, we will continue to support Joe, Kamala and all of our other federal officials.
Out of respect for our diverse ideologies and affiliations, we will generally not endorse candidates in primaries. We may make exceptions, but they will always be made with the full consideration of every viewpoint we have.
Once again, we thank you all for the support you have given us and for all your efforts in the battle for the soul of the nation.