"First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin NiemöllerWe will not be the ostrich with its head stuck in the sand, oblivious to the issues around us and the challenges we all face. We are privileged to be able to do what we do, with the music we get to share—but, as has often been said, with privilege comes responsibility. We join in these observations by others: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Desmond Tutu. "There is not more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution or you're going to be part of the problem." Eldridge Cleaver. "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing." John Stuart Mills. "I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." Lily Tomlin. To paraphrase the words of Voltaire, "Let us not be guilty of the good things we did not do." We are Blue Élan. We won't be silent. We will strive to make a difference. We will stand for those who cannot. We will speak for those whose voices are not heard. We will.