We need the sports world to continue to engage in politics. We need athletes and coaches to use their presence to better educate people and spread awareness. The division that the president is trying to create is unacceptable, and having athletes from across the board come together creates a force to be reckoned with. In the past 24 hours, players from the NFL, NBA, and MLB have all united on a much deeper level than just being professional athletes.
There are many ways that you can help the ACLU. You can donate and become a member, start a campaign, organize an event and donate the proceeds, spread awareness, or become a volunteer. It’s so important to know your rights and be able to defend them.
If an athlete, musician or anyone else in the public eye wants to speak up for what they believe in, then by all means - we should encourage that! You are allowed to disagree with their opinion, but you cannot criticize them for having one.
I felt more safe in that crowd of 750,000 people than I sometimes do walking in downtown Los Angeles in broad daylight. Everyone was friendly and participating for the same reasons. Everyone was an advocate of love, peace and equality.
“The long sweep of America has been defined by a forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed, to embrace all and not just some.”
I do have faith in the millennials. If we were the only ones to vote, Hillary would’ve won in a landslide. We are the face of the future and I believe that we ARE very smart. We ARE accepting. And in four years, I truly believe that we can come together and make much better decisions.
The future of the country and the outcome of this election will be immensely impactful upon all of the future generations. To my fellow millennials, we want our kids to live in a safe country that has good morals. We want them to grow up in an accepting environment that encourages creativity and uniqueness. We want to stamp out racism and negativity. Vote tomorrow and be smart!