Rob Stein, a true friend and hero to those of us who work daily to protect and defend our democracy and heal the wounds that divide us, passed away yesterday.
In the words of a friend, “Rob was a visionary, healer, and unapologetic uniter of unlikely allies in an era defined by cowardice, despair, and division.”
Before his passing many of Rob’s friends and colleagues posted on Kudoboard a chorus of love, admiration and gratitude for this truly remarkable humanitarian. These loving messages were shared with Rob prior to his death. Today we share these messages with the you.
Rob loved music and one of his favorites was “Here’s to Life,” written by Artie Butler and made famous by singer Shirley Horn.
The song is a beautiful message reminding to all of us about what the story of Rob’s life:
No complaints and no regrets
I still believe in chasing dreams and placing bets
But I had learn that all you give is all you get
So give it all you got
I had my share
I drank my fill
And even though I'm satisfied
I'm hungry still
To see what's down another road beyond the hill
And do it all again
And so, Rob, from all of us at The Fulcrum and from the entire democracy reform community that you will always be a part of:
Here's to life
Here's to love
Here's to you
May Rob’s memory be a blessing to us all.