If you don’t choose

If you don’t choose, someone else will. And we need wise and loving folks to choose. ⁣

Here’s the thing: The current administration blatantly makes stuff up and foments hate, and those behaviors are hurting real human beings. You don’t have to think the alternative is perfect to agree that it creates an environment more open to the democratic process of civil discourse and political action which can enable the improvements you really want to see. You don’t have to think the alternative is perfect to agree that it feels and is safer for lots of folks in your community when the far right isn’t in power. If you have the right to vote in the United States, and a kind and thoughtful heart, I hope you use them this week to nudge our world in a more progressive direction. 🇺🇸🗳⁣

if you don't choose someone else will

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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