This election is exhausting.
It’s easier to want to ignore, turn away, stay quiet and not have to engage because it’s so very overwhelming. But so much is at stake. We vote for a reason. We teach history for a reason. Cuba. Venezuela. Germany. Things can change while so many stand believing that it can never happen here. If you are exhausted by the current election imagine how marginalized voices feel. How exhausting it must be to constantly have to fight for the right to be treated equally in a country that claims to stand for that very thing. Imagine how exhausting it is to live terrified that we might elect someone who every day shouts things that clearly put so many people’s rights in danger.
When the hatred is screaming so loud staying quiet isn’t an option.
Many YA authors, and others in publishing, have joined together on Twitter to shout why they’re voting for Hillary Clinton using #YA4Hillary because as Whitney Houston sang The children are our future and as Sabaa Tahir puts it, we have to fight for their future.
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) October 4, 2016
— Emmy Laybourne (@EmmyLaybourne) October 4, 2016
#YA4Hillary because she is the knight keeping the monsters at bay, because she goes into battle armed with her top-notch brain.
— Marie Lu (@Marie_Lu) October 4, 2016
— morgan matson (@morgan_m) October 4, 2016
— Morgan Baden (@MorganBaden) October 4, 2016
#YA4Hillary Because my Muslim-Jewish, American-French-Indian family believes in a democratic ideal: E pluribus unum. From many, we are one.
— Samira Ahmed (is on deadline & shouldn't be here) (@sam_aye_ahm) October 4, 2016
— emery lord (@emerylord) October 4, 2016
Because we're meant to leave the world better than we found it. #YA4Hillary
— Nicola Yoon Updates (@NicolaYoon) October 4, 2016
— Alex Barba (@AlexandraBarba) October 4, 2016
— Jessica Khoury (@jkbibliophile) October 4, 2016
— Kathleen Glasgow (@kathglasgow) October 3, 2016
— Ilene W. (@IWGregorio) October 4, 2016
— Jenn Marie Thorne (@juniperjenny) October 4, 2016
Lastly, bc I write dystopia, I don't want to live in one and I write fantasy worlds; I don't want a President who lives in one #YA4Hillary
— 🏳️🌈 Alex London 🏳️🌈 (@ca_london) October 4, 2016
— Ellen "This is the Revolution" Oh (@ElloEllenOh) October 4, 2016
Because the moment she takes office she will have shown young women that they can too. #YA4Hillary
— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) October 4, 2016
— Ashley Herring Blake (@ashleyhblake) October 4, 2016
— Diana Urban (@DianaUrban) October 4, 2016
#YA4Hillary Because none of us deserve to grow up with a body-shaming, slut-shaming misogynist at America's largest podium.
— Heather Petty 🖤 (@heatherwpetty) October 4, 2016
— danielle paige (@daniellempaige) October 4, 2016
— Gwenda Bond 😈 (@Gwenda) October 4, 2016