Everyone is going to ask me how I am doing today. So instead of answering all of you, I will refer you to this blog post.
I am hurt and sad and embarrassed and scared.
For the last year or so, I have worked to see Hillary Clinton elected president. I have worked for her. Not against Trump, I worked for Hillary. So you can imagine my hurt and my sadness right now. Also, don’t even get me started on how dejecting it is to see an over qualified woman passed up for a job, again.
But what I want you all to know, is that we are going to continue to move forward. We have a difficult road ahead of us.But, we will continue to move forward. Now more than ever, I believe we need to be ACTIVE citizens. We cannot sit back and just watch what comes out of these election results. We need to be vocal, we need to work at the grassroots level, we need to work hard and let our voices be heard.
Right now, it is looking like Hillary won the popular vote. To me, that is a glimmer of hope. That means that a majority of Americans did NOT choose Donald Trump as their president. That majority, we need to now stand together and participate in our legislative process. We also need to protect our friends who will be targeted by this president.
I didn’t think I was going to go to class today, but when I woke up I realized that it is a sunny, and beautiful day outside. I realized I need to go and take advantage of the education that I am lucky enough to have. I was also inspired by all of my friends (especially the teachers) who forced themselves awake this morning to go out into the world and try to make some good. I am going to try and follow in their footsteps.
I might have more coherent thoughts at a later time but for now, that is all the positivity I can pull together. Keep trucking everyone.