To defeat Trump, it is going to take progressive, mass-movement politics that expands the electorate and fights for working-class & marginalized people.
Turning back the clock may sound appealing to some, but we must recognize how we got here in the first place.
I understand disaffected voters because I once was one.
As a waitress, I’d watch pundits on TV talk about how we didn’t need to improve the ACA much when almost no one I knew could afford insurance. Or they’d talk about how great the economy was when everyone I knew struggled./2
And while folks on TV went on about how we don’t need substantive change in America because things “aren’t that bad,” I couldn’t help but feel lied to.
Mountains of student debt.
Friends working multiple jobs just to afford rent.
Not one person I worked with had insurance.
There will always be people who make the case against transformative change.
But today our generation’s prospects are worse off than our parents’. Today people are dying bc they can’t afford insulin. Today the for-profit caging of people is normal.
I, for one, choose change.
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