Hey you…

Hey, you. Yes, you, the person that voted for Trump. We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on our differences, but I think that needs to end. I can understand why you voted for him, even though most of you are hoping he doesn’t follow through on most of his campaign promises. I see the same thing when I look at Washington D.C., a lot of representatives with very secure jobs, not doing a lot for the people that voted them into office. A lot of us are still hurting from this recession. It’s been a slow recovery for a lot of the country.

We have problems in this country with poverty, homelessness, drugs, and access to healthcare. We need to stop focusing on our differences, because a lot of us have very similar concerns. A lot of us really want to treat each other with respect, as we hope to be treated. We just want to be happy, and be able to live our lives.

It makes you angry to see politicians giving themselves raises and shutting down our government, when they should be working. It makes me angry too, I have to work really hard to make just enough to get by. You’re desperate for change, so you voted for the candidate that promised to “drain the swamp.” We all want to see corrupt officials on corporate payrolls get booted out of Washington D.C. However, there is one problem.

The power to change things comes from us…

We the People…

Remember?

No one who was born into privilege is going to hand that power to anyone they perceive is below them. No one used to making millions while paying his employees low wages is ever going to care about the plight of the working man. No one who had millions handed to him is ever going to make us a priority. We need to remember we have that power already, given to us by the individuals who framed the constitution.

We need to demand our representatives hold our President accountable. He needs to find ways to grow our economy in a sustainable way, instead of focusing on the short term and catering to Big Oil, because we all see what that’s doing for our environment. We want to be healthy, and we want a healthy planet for our children, we need to divest. We need a government that is going to stop chasing the corporate cash and start chasing the hopes and dreams of the people.

So please, let us stop arguing with each other because it’s letting the government off the hook. We need to hold them accountable. We need to tell them we want access to healthcare now, the sick people in this country should be taken care of, because the people of this country are the source of it’s power. We want to be able to provide for our families, our wages have been stagnant for far too long, and the prices of everything have continually risen. We want a government that’s going to look to the future and not repeat the same mistakes. We want leaders, we want growth, and most of all we want change that is going to benefit the people, not the corporations.

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