Saturday, October 17, 2020

Equality is on the ballot

Equality is on the ballot.

Equality means my stepmother doesn’t get harassed in my neighborhood because she’s Latina.

Equality means my sister-in-law and my niece don’t have to put up with ignorant comments because they’re Asian.

Equality means Black moms don’t have to have different, scarier conversations with their kids about the police than I do with mine.

Equality means Black moms/moms-to-be don’t have to worry that their health care will be compromised during pregnancy/delivery because of implicit medical bias.

Equality means my LGBTQ friends and family don’t have to worry about their families being rendered invalid or their health care threatened.

Equality means Indigenous people don’t have to see an acting President write an executive order against learning about their actual history.

Equality means I and other women don’t have to worry that the government has a bigger voice in the decisions about our bodies than we do.

Equality means having equal access to health care, clean water, clean air.

Everything I just listed can be directly correlated to something this President either has done or has tried to do.

Equality means living up to the ideals Americans talk about when we are at our very best


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