P. Claire Dodson
May 28, 2017 9:26 am
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As acting U.S. attorney general, Sally Yates inspired us all by courageously refusing to enforce the Trump Administration’s immigration ban. She recently inspired us even more with a moving commencement speech for Harvard Law School graduates.

In her talk, Yates spoke about her own career path, encouraging young people to move past their mistakes. She also talked about the vital role of social justice and sticking up for what is right. And her speech couldn’t have come at a better time. We need people who are fighting for justice now more than ever. Here are a few of our favorite Sally Yates pearls of wisdom.

Don’t get down when you screw up.

Be prepared to act quickly when needed.

Everything impacts our moral compass.

Doing nothing is a decision, and it’s often one you will regret.

Check out the whole speech:

We’d vote for a Sally Yates ticket any day!

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