This election is being called The Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes. Am I being dramatic? NO, I don’t think so. THERE. IS. SO. MUCH. AT. STAKE. That’s why I’m here to tell you: for our kids, we must ONLY VOTE DEMOCRATIC in 2020.
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In this episode, I talk to Democratic National Committee Directors, Xochitl Hinojosa, Communications Director, and Muthoni Wambu Kraal, Political and Organizing Director, about why we must vote Democratic up and down the ballot — for our children and for our future generations.
In this episode we discuss:
- Why this is the most important election of our lifetime
- What parents (and everyone else!) can do to support efforts to elect Joe Biden to be the next president.
- Why down ballot elections are SO important for families (and everyone!)
- What is at stake if we have four more years of this administration. (Spoiler alert: EVERYTHING!)
With two weeks left, I honestly have to put it all out there. “But Diana, why are you being so partisan? I cannot support a Democrat. I am a lifelong Republican. ” (If you’re a Republican who thinks they can’t support a Democrat, here’s a list of all the Republicans who have endorsed Joe Biden).
I have to say this again, but, this is, quite literally, the only option. Even if you’re a Republican… I beg you to think about the consequences of what another four years of this administration would do to our families and communities… even if you think it doesn’t affect you… I guarantee that it will affect someone in you circle. I guarantee that it affects the people that pick your food, take care of your kids, and have been essential workers throughout this pandemic, just to name a few.
For parents who are undecided, I beg you to think about… the kind of people you want in government and on TV as role models for your kids. If you’re like most parents, you teach your kids to be respectful of others, to not be bullies, to be kind, to be compassionate, to have empathy, to share, to tell the truth, to not speak ill of others… all things that we do not see from the current occupant in the White House and many of those that work around him. Ask yourselves: What is the example I want to the people in government to set for my kids?
If we don’t win, the lives and livelihoods of so many are at stake: immigrants, people of color, elderly, the disabled, people with preexisting conditions, women that want to be able to make decisions about their own bodies… it. is. all. on. the . line.
With a global pandemic it is easy to fall into despair, but we have the power to make a change, and that is by voting. It’s by going out en masse, it’s by helping your neighbor vote, or driving them to the voting booth, or helping your elderly parent request a mail-in ballot. There are many ways you can make a difference.
Whatever your political party affiliation is, whether you are super excited for Joe and Kamala, or they weren’t your first choice, or you’re an independent, or you’re a Republican who doesn’t understand what is happening to your party… if you think this country is going in the wrong direction and has been for four years, if you care about the future of our kids (and our planet) you must VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN 2020 — all the way down the ballot starting with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to help our country move forward.
LISTEN TO DIANA’S CONVERSATION WITH XOCHITL AND MUTHONI HERE OR WHERE EVER YOU LISTEN TO YOUR PODCASTS