When I was younger, Ohio was a swing state and often very influential in elections. We have since turned red. It’s pretty hard to believe that our state once voted for Obama.
I don’t often write about politics because I really don’t want to get into fights with people, but I have something to get off of my chest.
I’m losing hope.
Obviously, I’m not a fan of Republicans. And although I usually vote for Democrats, I’m not a huge fan of that party, either.
With the rise of Bernie and AOC, I thought I would see some real changes made but it feels like their movement has lost momentum. My husband and I donated time and money to their campaigns and felt a tiny bit of hope.
My husband and I struggle with everything from student loans to childcare costs. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that this is just how things are and any chances of relief are pretty bleak.
My husband has a very stressful job and he doesn’t get breaks. There is nothing in Ohio’s laws that requires employers to give their workers breaks. How ridiculous is that?
Don’t even get me started on my maternity leave.
My husband is very passionate and vocal about politics, often fighting with family and friends on social media.
I’m not as loud, but I still care. I’m just losing hope.
Where do you stand? Do you think things will ever change?