Last year, on the Friday night before the Tuesday of Election Day, I wrote a Facebook post about my reasons for voting for Hillary Clinton for president. Facebook reminded me of the post this week and I wanted to share it here, because rereading it in light of all that has happened in the last year reminds me of the optimism I felt then and want to feel again about the ideals of our country. We have an election on Tuesday, and despite the rhetoric we are hearing, there is more that unites us than divides us. We have to believe that, we have to keep listening to each other, and we have to make our elected officials remember that we are all in this together.

November 4, 2016

I’m writing tonight, at the eleventh hour of this election (and this evening), because I have meant to write for months. Because I’ve given money, volunteered one brief hour of my time, posted a few articles and talked to friends, and it’s not enough. Whether I push through my tamed but still present dislike of phones and phone bank before Tuesday remains to be seen, but I’ve never had any trouble typing.

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