Melissa, North Carolina

Dear America,

I’m 60 years old and never missed voting in an election. I never bought into the my vote won’t make a difference apathy. Until now. Now I believe we have a Congress that doesn’t represent us. The majority of Americans support gun reform, DACA, abortion rights and 42 years later we are still fighting to preserve Roe, gun laws haven’t changed, and the dreamers are still twisting in the wind. Somehow a minority has hijacked the wishes of the majority. Legislation is being written by lobbyists. I didn’t vote for a lobbyist. It infuriates me when I hear my representative say they were handed a copy of the bill by a lobbyist. I really shouldn’t be surprised since my representative has to spend so much of their time fundraising. We have lost our voice to known and unknown big money contributors and foreign sources. The Supreme Courts decision on Citizens United is ruining our government and our elections, and I’m guessing the majority would agree.

Sincerely,

Melissa, North Carolina