On the eve of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for and inspired by all those who are working every day to strengthen our country.

We also share deep concerns about recent acts of racism, anti-Semitism, bullying and bigotry taking place in our schools and communities. We believe there is no place for hatred and intolerance of any kind in this country, nor for those who espouse and foment it.

As a nation, we draw strength from our diversity, from treating each other with dignity and kindness, and from our steadfast commitment to our shared values of inclusion and equality for all.

This election has exposed deep divides within our communities that must be addressed. Today, we stand with those who are engaging in constructive dialogue, strengthening the civic and social fabric of our country, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable among us.

As we look to the future, we draw inspiration from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when he said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”