Worried About Trump? Think Local
Mel Wymore, the first out trans candidate for New York City Council, touts "the power of local elections."
Mel Wymore urges anyone in the community who wishes to oppose the rise in bigotry to activate through participating in local elections.
I urge you to get involved. Right now we need the best leaders we can find. Support people who are running for office. Run for something yourself — even if you’re challenging a member of your own party. We have a chance to change this country from the bottom up and to create greater justice and equality every step of the way. Let’s get to work.
While the sheer size of national politics may seem daunting to the individual to the extent that they feel like they couldn’t possibly make a difference, that scope is a totality of smaller parts. Local elections are immensely important in forming the conversations of larger issues, and they are entirely affected by the individuals in the community.
A quick Google search will show you groups and committees you can join. It’ll feel good to make a difference – and, as a bonus, it’ll look good on a college application!