It’s easy for us to dismiss both candidates as equally inadequate. To downplay the power our voices hold to enact real change. Or believe that the outcome will have no real consequences either way.
But to those who stand to lose the most, the consequences are very real. Issues such as health care, immigration, crisis management, environmental protection, gun violence, inequality, and hate are without question affected by policy.
And policy is put in place by the very people we deem ineffectual. Once we accept that this is what’s at stake, there is no longer room for political nihilism.
Perhaps you’re fortunate enough to live under circumstances that aren’t swayed much by policies and bills. But if not for you, then act for those who aren’t so fortunate. Those whose stories can literally be rewritten with the stroke of a pen.
And as long as that’s the narrative, there is no argument.