This election has awoken me, inspiring my rage,
The rich keep getting richer, we need a living wage.
My fellow americans, we must all get aboard
and agree big money leave politics, democracy restored
Our planet, it is dying, adjustments must be made
Who will fight for our climate? Plans must be laid.
Vote tampering, Do we matter? This seems an oligarchy
Hillary will perpetuate injustice as it be
Medicare for all!
I used to ‘feel the bern’,
free college for students,
Tribal nations’ power returned,
Injustice made right, we have strength in numbers.
we can make this happen, we must wake from political slumber
Wallstreet reformed, veterans revered with pride,
No more wars begun, Jill Stein is bona fide
fair taxation will unburden the middle class
Current presidential hopefuls will keep us at an impasse
Stein is my choice, I’ll support her til the end,
a message to the one percent, with her we can send
The DNC does not support the people’s voice, our enemy
We must take back America, the Green candidate it must be.
In 2016, I stood sentinel in the press box next to secret servicemen, and surveyed over a thousand people cheering for a man with wild, silver hair. He said things to the people that no politician in my lifetime has said. This man woke me from political slumber. I worked as a volunteer in Philadelphia for the same man during the DNC. I watched as the election was stolen from him.
My despair was short-lived because I had more than two choices. A lifelong activist with the smile of a beauty queen spoke similar words as Bernie. The bipartisan system is a lie. Bernie Sanders’ loss during the primaries was not only a theft from him, but from every citizen of the USA. The farce of the 2016 election made me realize that Superman is not on the way. No one is coming to save us. We must save ourselves.
The Democrats tell us ‘all we need to do is defeat the Republicans’. The Republicans aren’t the only evil… The Democrats are an evil, too. I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils. Some people tell me that my vote won’t matter if I vote Green. My vote isn’t going to matter if we keep doing things the same way we have always done them! The Green party embodies everything that I value. It’s a party for the people: of the people.
Ask yourself: “Do I want to be on the right side of history?” I’ve decided that I need to BE the change that I want to see in the world. I’ve always been Green; I just didn’t know it. Bernie Sanders helped me realize what color my blood really is.