RUN FOR OFFICEWorried about the direction of our government? Don’t just tweet. Don’t just protest. Get in there and do something about it.
The most meaningful thing you can do in the age of Trump, for your community, for your country, is run for office. Across America, Republican politicians stand ready to do their part in the implementation of the Trump and GOP agenda. Beat them. Across America, Democrats blind to the stakes of the moment, comfortable in their positions or too timid to fight effectively against the Republican Party, stand, like bowling pins, ready to be knocked down again. Replace them. Not with some milquetoast professional or former lobbyist groomed by the state party. You. You, with the undocumented parents; you, who remembers when your town was a steel town; you, PTA regular; you, professor; you, concerned citizen, should run.
By Osita Nwanevu
Jan. 16 2017 8:00 PM
Osita Nwanevu is a Slate editorial assistant.
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