I really want to say #NotMyPresident, but he will be because I am a proud citizen of the United States of America. I respect the position and the process (even though it is incredibly flawed), but today (and since he entered the race as a big “F* you” to the Republican party), I don’t respect the person. I’m hopeful that my worst fears are not realized during his term.
That said, I get it. I understand the frustration that so many Americans have with the US government and I want to believe that many of the persons that voted for Trump did so because they are so disgusted with the establishment that they voted for a man that has never been a part of it and stayed with him even though the evidence of his horrible behavior continued to pour out. This makes me sad though, because in protesting the establishment in this manner, our rights are potentially threatened in so many ways—especially if you are not a straight, white male.
The Dems (myself included) rallied around a qualified candidate who will continue to be an inspiration to many and to myself as well (#Imwithher still). That said, the Dem backbench is filled with older, white liberals who are just as entrenched as Clinton is/was. Where are the young(er) Dems? The POCs? The LGBT*Qs? As a party, the Dems have a lot of work to do to offer an alternative for the future.
So, what am I doing about all of this? I admit to feeling a little helpless since we haven’t lived in the US in several years and it’s going to be several more before we get back. There’s many organizations that need help now more than ever (http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078) and I’ve already donated to several of them. After posting this, I’m going to update my information with Democrats Abroad and will be hunting for things I can do here to help things there.
#pantsuitnation #strongertogether #ImwithHer #LoveTrumpsHate