It is time for the United States to admit that the men running this country do not have every person’s best interest at heart. Parents having their children ripped from their arms who were fleeing countries in peril trying to save them could not have imagined their fate would play out like a Margaret Atwood novel in the land of the free. But here we are. This is not Gilead! We need a change!
Though it feels like we can’t do anything and our hands are tied, it’s not true. There is a lot we can do to help change the course of history. We can start by volunteering at our local democratic office. You can canvass for your candidate, make phone calls, or sign up to drive people who need rides to get to the polls. Talk to your friends and family about your candidates, and why you feel they would be a good fit for our country. You can consider working in politics and run for office in your town.
As it stands, we have the pathological liar in chief who the GOP refuses to reign in. As citizens of the United States of America, it is our duty next year on November 3, 2020, to vote him out!!
We need more women in office. Warren, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, and Williamson are all capable women running for office who will do things differently. Let’s take a step back. Let’s try something different. Women inherently problem solve differently, we communicate differently, and we have a point of view that no man will ever fully realize. Why not a female President? Wrap your head around that idea. Start talking about it, and learning about the female candidates, grasp that it is time for a female president.
In the current issue of Out In Jersey magazine, we feature a few female politicians in New Jersey who are doing things differently than their male counterparts. Julia Fahl makes herself accessible to her constituents in Lambertville by allowing them to have her phone number and knocking on their doors. Fahl’s constituents know how to get in touch with her; they even know where she lives.
Betsy Driver is sharing very personal information about herself by divulging she was born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, also known as being intersex. Driver, Mayor of Flemington, raises awareness of what intersex means, and how medical communities must cease mutilation of infant genitalia. It is often a strategy of doctors who… well… play “Guess the Gender” of those born with the condition.
Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn in Asbury Park is fighting the good fight at City Council meetings, and marching in the NJ Pride Parades.
There is a general election in New Jersey on November 5, 2019. Get out there and vote!