While this office hour will be attended by more than me, I want to be very clear what my
intentions are, because I understand that some people may be concerned that I plan to show
up to simply justify our decision. That’s not my goal at all. My intentions are to share
perspectives, listen, and learn to inform the specific actions to take. Only after that
will I make a decision about how best to proceed, in conversation and partnership with
María, the other members of the Transition Team, and the Board. I am committed to making
well-informed decisions that support the movement and my responsibility to it as quickly
It is obvious that despite our best intentions, the Board and Transition Team did not have
all the relevant facts and circumstances in mind when this decision was made. This is a
separate issue from whether or not a COI exists, which I plan for us to discuss together
on Tuesday. I will take tangible steps to address these issues now that they have been
brought to our attention. I want to make sure we do that with proper reflection, to avoid
worsening those mistakes with poorly thought-out solutions. I would like to partner to
repair this together, and grow stronger as a result.
I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for Movement Strategy conversations and then
again to discuss these and other transition matters on Tuesday.