The candidate whom I supported is Hillary Clinton. Her message about working together and embracing America's increasing diversity resonated with me throughout her entire campaign. A Clinton win, which I was sure was going to happen, would have signaled a brighter and more inclusive future for this country…but alas. I still believe that Clinton’s vision for America is our future; it just won’t be realized in 2016. It rests far off in the blurry distance where the glass ceiling is as intact as ever and the America that I and so many dream of is still a fantasy.
This election should be a galvanizing force for millions of young people-whites, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, gays and lesbians, and Jews-to come together and become actively involved in the causes they care about. We need to fight for the America we want, a place where there is room for everyone to be who they are and make their own choices. While terribly sad and upset, I woke up today with that sense of purpose and drive. Now, I set out to make that change happen.