Zoe Ewing, Class of 2017

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Zoe Ewing, Class of 2017

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Trump’s victory is a disaster, and it’s easy to want to get as far away from it as possible. But instead of moving to Canada, we have to do everything we can to win the 2018 midterm elections. This is no longer optional–midterms make or break a president’s ability to actually get shit done (look at how much legislation Obama was able to push through in 2008-2010 versus 2010-2012 after the 2010 midterms). People usually don’t care about midterms, but in this case, the survival of our country will be on the ballot. 

In the next two years, things will get very bad. Millions of Americans will lose their health insurance, their equal protection under the law, their first amendment rights, their access to reproductive health care, and their ability to continue living in this country. This is unacceptable. However, there’s only so much 2 years can do. A Democratic Congress in 2018 will make things much harder for Trump. If Democratic coalitions at the state level begin building now, we still have a shot at making Trump’s era of free rein as short as possible.

I know many of you are not typically involved or engaged in politics, and that’s totally fine and understandable most of the time. But you also probably currently feel really scared/hopeless about America’s future. Please don’t forget this feeling of panic because although you may no longer feel the impacts of Trump’s win in a couple of weeks, for many Americans, this only the beginning if you don’t do everything in your power to flip Congress in two years.

also p.s. in the meantime it’s absolutely imperative that you do all you can to protect the vulnerable populations that a Trump presidency will affect the most

p.p.s. It is also so heartbreaking on a personal level to see a woman who is the most qualified person to ever run for office beaten by a man whose primary source of support is bigotry. To see someone who has spent their entire life breaking barriers fail to make it when it counts is so disillusioning.

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