Tomorrow’s election will have an incredible impact on the future of this country. So, GET OUT AND VOTE.
And when you do, think about all of those people, like myself, who can’t vote, who don’t have a voice, yet will be affected by your decision. What do you want your America to be?
Carefully consider the rhetoric exploited through stories with headlines like “migrants invading your country” – the caravan of roughly 5,000 men, women, and CHILDREN heading from Central America through Mexico and into the US are actually asylum seekers, not migrants (which is entirely different). These people are fleeing violence and insecurity.
Under international law, countries are obliged to grant asylum seekers access to their territory and offer them international protection. The intention of those in the caravan is not to cross illegally into the US, but rather establish a safer, better life – even by risking their lives in the process.
I also want you to think about all those who truly are immigrants – and the children that have been separated from their parents at the border; think about your sick neighbor that can’t afford healthcare; and think about your immediate community and their rights and needs. Demonstrate that you care about your transgender brothers and sisters that are fighting an administration that’s trying to erase them.
According to the plans reported by the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, the Trump administration actions would define gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” Apply this new definition to Title IX, the landmark federal civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, and the eroding of their rights becomes clearer. I can go on, but I think you get my point.
Inform yourself, fact-check information, follow the money politicians are receiving and then vote for whom YOU THINK will have the best interest in the MAJORITY of the people of this country – a country that’s been made beautiful by its diversity.
A country that was once the epitome of freedom, opportunity, and hope for all.
For all you need to know before you head to the polls tomorrow, go to votesaveamerica.com
Photos Chel Wardell
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