An open Letter to President-elect Donald Trump

Dear President-elect Donald Trump,

Although you may have won the election, this is still our America. We are male and female, represent all races and ethnicities, marry whom we want and worship how we chose. You ran on a platform of both divisiveness and change; it’s time to end the hate speech and focus on positive change. Perhaps you can demonstrate your sincerity on the promise you made in your acceptance speech,

“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country”. DJT

by including individuals in your cabinet and surrounding yourself with advisors who represent the great diversity of this country and not just hateful politicians (you know who I’m talking about).

It’s time to focus on:

  • Creating jobs while at the same time protecting the environment
  • Educating our children for jobs of the future, not the past and making sure that a college education is an option for all of our children
  • Building bridges and not walls, both figuratively and literally
  • Assuring the world that the United States honors it’s agreements
  • Protecting all of us from the threats of cyber-terrorism
  • Embracing the rich diversity of this country
  • Reforming our tax code so that it is impossible for the wealthy to ever escape paying their fair share of taxes

I do want to thank you for:

  • Awakening in this generation of women a renewed feminism. No, it’s not a bad word and just in case you don’t have a dictionary handy it is defined, according to Webster, as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”. Feminism is not about excluding men, it’s about including women.
  • Teaching us a powerful albeit painful lesson, VOTING MATTERS! The midterm elections are only two years away and it’s time, especially for this current generation, to become more engaged in the political process.

Whether I like it or not you are our President for the next four years because that is how democracy works. And though I am very disappointed that Secretary Clinton, although winning the popular vote, will not become our 45th President, her grace and optimism for this country in her concession speech, should serve as another example as to how this democracy works.

And one final thought – since you will now be drawing a government salary, I guess that means you work for us!

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