In cities like Dayton, it is easy to focus on what was and what we don’t have. It is easy to be held back by our pasts. Easy to just say we want to make America great again. But we don’t have time to focus on what is behind us.

Instead, we have to do the real–and hard–work of figuring out where we go from here.

Nan believes we must maintain a laser-like focus on economic issues without compromising on civil rights and other core progressive values.

We all know that Ohio is not a “red state.” But if we fail to lay out a positive vision for the future and demonstrate the good we can do when we govern according to our values, then it will be. It’s on us to show voters in every corner of this state that we are fighting for them.