Operation Restoration believes in the power of a unified nation.
We exist because of our current political system’s inability to put the American people before party loyalties and its tendency to deny the truth in defense of keeping power. The injustices that many demographics have endured without consequence make it easy for those in power to profit from pitting black against white, civilians against law enforcement, rich against poor, and men against women.
A vibrant voice confidently speaking truth to power on both sides of the aisle, Jade Simmons is on a mission to help repair the damage done to the cultural fabric of America in this unprecedented age of division. She represents those who feel their faith, their gender, and their race have been held hostage by political parties hellbent on posing opposition at all costs.
As a social change agent, Jade looks to uncover common ground and expose more opportunity for unity amongst groups once thought to have nothing in common. The sought-after activational speaker and world-class concert artist is brought in by the world's superlative brands and organizations to create transformational shifts in the way people think and operate.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and now we must catch the vision of a nation focused foremost on the humanity we have in common. We believe a more unified country is not only possible, but it is our mandate to show the world how a nation as richly diverse as ours can restore our God-given identity and soar. This is not a mission solely about inspiration, but it must also be about remediation. We are witnessing the rise of homegrown terrorism and racially, religiously, and politically motivated public violence committed by those radicalized in this current climate. The time to begin the reversal of this division of our country into small, hostile sub-nations is long overdue. It begins with calling truth to power on both sides of the aisle and challenging Americans to a corporate soul-searching like never before. It culminates in giving voice to and ultimately electing officials who truly represent the sentiments and viewpoints of the Muted Middle, those who do not identify with the extremist options available to them on the ballot.
This is not about religion. It is about faith. We have faith that we can become the nation we are called to be. Christians in this country have lost precious moral high ground due to the justifications of the behavior of the current administration by some evangelicals. We have also lost our voice in fear as we have stayed silent, watching wrong be called right on both sides of the aisle. True morality has been sacrificed in the name of securing a moral agenda. True Christian principles have been martyred as a means to an end. Operation Restoration is a movement tired of having our faith hijacked by either political party. We stand firm in our beliefs, work to honor kingdom principles, all while continuing to work powerfully to secure safety, security, liberty, and justice for all...including those who believe differently than we do.
Under God, Part 2 (coming soon): The other way...
Operation Restoration is on a mission to restore the fabric of this nation that has been torn to shreds in this climate of extreme polarization, incendiary rhetoric, and the intentional pitting of various demographics against each other. What we are responding to, as a movement, is way bigger than one man or one administration. It is more important than playing into the hyper-partisan efforts of either party. What we are really wrestling with is not flesh and blood. We are wrestling with a spirit of division that has permeated our nation to the point where we are at risk of losing our identity, losing our way, and losing our birthright as the nation called to do the big, bold things that no other nation on earth can do. Operation Restoration aims to do the work of reminding us all of who we are capable of being by proposing “common sense, common ground” platforms, using inspirationally independent language that speaks truth to power on both sides of the aisle and ultimately engenders a spirit of unity.
The Three Thriving Areas of Focus
We aim to give, preserve, and empower life, while refusing to dehumanize people who think, believe, or live differently. We care for mankind from the womb to the tomb. Because of that, it is our mission to search exhaustingly for common ground on some of our nation’s most divisive issues. Stalemates are no longer an option. In fact, we believe they are the cause of more loss of life. Here’s how we unify and multiply.
Our policies aim to put money back into the pockets of hard-working Americans, to reduce out-of-pocket costs of healthcare and childcare, deliver aid to the poor, and increase the job potential of those on public assistance. And yes, we don’t have to demonize the wealthy and all big business. We even believe they will sign on to be a part of the solution.
Hard to imagine?
Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. And of course, all lives matter. That’s why we aim to make sure JUSTICE MATTERS.
Our policies aim to make Americans, our homes, our schools, our churches, our businesses, and our streets safer while delivering liberty and justice for all. We even have the gall to believe we can begin to repair the relationship between people of color and law enforcement. Tall order?
"Once you catch the vision, you can’t unsee it!" - Jade Simmons
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” - 1 Corinthians 2:9
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