In the eight years we’ve been open, it has always been important to us that Redcap’s Corner remain politically neutral as a business. The most important aspect of operating a community space is that everyone feels welcome, regardless of who they are or what they believe. Unfortunately, Donald Trump insists on fostering a political climate that sows hatred and exclusion, leaving us no choice but to politicize in the name of inclusion. While we will remain open for tomorrow’s general strike, we have two essential reasons. First of all, we’re not equipped to open our event spaces without also opening our retail spaces, and we feel it’s important to keep our community spaces open on this day of solidarity. Further, it’s critical that we support our staff, whether they want to strike or not. We nevertheless issue this statement of support for the strike, and all for which it stands.