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To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to request that I be immediately removed as a member of the Michigan Democratic Party. I have only been an official member since April of this year, but I have identified myself as a Democratic for the past 15 years, since I became old enough to vote. Every election I have voted for Democratic candidates and genuinely believed the DNC was the People’s Party. I no longer feel that way.
As recently as last year, I supported Hillary Clinton and viewed her as an honorable politician and a strong, intelligent, capable woman. I defended her when people spoke negatively about her role in Benghazi, and I was outraged that the GOP was trying to smear her for her involvement. I believed she could be a great president. However, I was never very interested in the minutia of politics and never took the time to research all of the issues that I claimed were important to me. I was a typical American voter, absorbing all of my information from main stream media and not questioning anything.
All of that changed when I first began listening to Bernie Sanders and his supporters. It was like I had been in the dark my whole life, unaware of how the world around me actually worked (or didn’t work). Suddenly there was light, and I could see for the first time how corrupt and broken our system of governance is in this country. We claim to be global leaders, examples to the rest of the world of democracy at its best. Yet our electoral process is a farce, a façade of fairness and efficiency hiding a rampant cesspool of voter suppression, media manipulation, political favoritism, and corporate meddling. There is nothing fair or efficient about it. It is appalling that we have allowed the process to become not so much an example of democracy as a cautionary tale of what can happen when greed, ambition and privilege are put ahead of the rights of the American people and best interests of this country.
I’ve been an active and passionate Bernie Sanders supporter for the past year, but as recently as March I was still open to the idea of voting for Hillary should she win the nomination. Despite all of her past scandals, her “mistakes”, her changing stances on important issues, and my own personal distrust of her, I still felt she would be a better choice for President than Donald Trump. But that changed for me when she came to Flint, Michigan before our primary and lied to the people of my state about Bernie’s vote against the auto bailout. Despite being called out on that blatant lie, her campaign continued to run radio ads maintaining that it was the truth. She lied about a period in Michigan history that forever changed our state. Many people lost their jobs when the auto industry started to collapse, including myself. Hillary came to our state and tried to blame it on Bernie. That was the moment when she officially lost my vote forever.
Since March Hillary has lost me over and over again. When she refused to release her Wall Street transcripts, when she took credit for bringing the Flint Water crisis to light but stopped mentioning it when she lost in Michigan, when she took credit for the $15 minimum wage increase in New York, when she used the Sandy Hook tragedy to smear Bernie as being soft on guns, when she continued to lie about her private email server, when she started promoting and selling her own “Woman Card”, when she looked the other way as voter fraud and suppression occurred all over the country. My list of reasons could go on forever. The bottom line is that I’m not alone. Hillary has lost the support of millions of Americans, votes she needs in order to beat Donald Trump in November. In our eyes, she is just as dangerous a candidate as he is. She is a weaker candidate against Trump, and without us she will lose. We have tried to warn you to no avail. Our votes are not for sale, she has not earned them, we do not owe them to her or anyone.
The DNC tried to use the passion and frustration of Bernie supporters as a weapon against Bernie in attempts to discredit him and blame him for Hillary’s failings as a candidate. The DNC has ignored our progressive movement and our candidate from the beginning, but now expects us all to fall in line. They have stood against us as we fought to be heard and acknowledged, but now they claim to be on our side. This movement is bigger than one man and one election. Bernie Sanders is just the spark that lit the fire. It will continue to grow and spread and it will eventually bring the change that this country needs to survive. We will keep it burning long past this election. We are awake and we will no longer settle.
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Getting Updated with WGN News
There are so many things that we are focused on every single day. There are moments when we do not have time anymore to focus on other things because we have to focus on ourselves and the tasks that we have to do. We only become updated with what is happening with the rest of the world through WGN News. Even if you are unable to watch television, you can check out their posts on social media sites or their website and you can already get the information that you need.
Whether you would like to learn more about sports, entertainment, or even about the weather, you will not be disappointed with what WGN News can provide. If you would check out their website, they even have a search bar wherein you can look for the different things that you have an interest in.
Why You Need to Watch The News
Always being updated with the current affairs can make a difference with your life. These are just some of the reasons why you should still make an effort to watch the news:
- When you keep track of everything that is happening around you, you learn that there are different things that you should focus on. You realize that there is always something good and bad in this world. This can make you a well-rounded individual.
- It will allow you to have topics that you can use to converse with other people. It can be hard when you are thinking about a topic that you can talk about with another person. Another person might also converse with you but you would end up not knowing what that person is talking about. It can kill the conversation right then and there.
- You will become more educated. No matter how beautiful a person is, it is how the person can hold intelligent conversations with other people that will make them someone that people would like to keep for good. A lot of people think that they can only become educated when they read newspapers and books but actually, you can learn more from the news.
It is more important for the people of the new generation to start watching the news seriously because this is one way by which they will learn how to cope with the recent changes that are happening in this world.
Taking A Break from the News
While watching WGN News can come with some benefits, it is important that you also take a break from it from time to time. You do not have to do it every day. You may take one day off from watching. It will make a lot of difference. These are some of the reasons why you need to take a break:
- You will start feeling better. You will feel sad or depressed when you are watching the news because it is rare that good news is shown to people. The news reported always has to be compelling so that people would watch. The drama may be good from time to time because it makes you feel human but there are also moments when you feel like everything that is happening is too much for you.
- If you do not do anything significant after watching the news, you may realize that you are not the person you thought you were. For example, you have seen a news report on eco-friendly tips that will allow you to move your items from your previous home to your new home. If you have been influenced by the news, you will take the tips to heart. If you just watched the news and did not absorb anything about what was said, that may say a lot about the type of person you are.
- There are instances when watching the news is hard because it involves various people talking about things that not really that important to you. There are some people who will try to create some conversations with you. Pay attention to the things that they say. Do they actually know what they are talking about?
Some people think that there are much better ways to be informed about the news. They will just read the newspaper so that they can filter the news that they like from those that is not. Some immerse themselves in the topics that they are interested in. If they know that they need to help the less fortunate, they do it. Watching WGN News can keep you informed but it is what you do with the information that counts.
What Is The Meaning Of ‘Deadname’?
What is the meaning of ‘Deadname’? Have you ever come across the term and wondered about its meaning? Then read on because you will very shortly find out.
The English language is a fairly old language which has existed for a very long time. A Germanic language dating back well over a thousand years old, it happens to be rich in cultural heritage with a historical background that is just as wealthy. This has made the language a very interesting treasure-trove of linguistic wealth unlike any other language in history.
With the passage of time, the language has acquired an enormous collection of words in an effort to describe the world around us and everything in between. This evolution of the language has not stopped however. The language is essentially a living entity with regard to the way it behaves when one looks at the larger picture.
The language is constantly changing and evolving with every passing moment; with words being added and deleted along with changes in the grammatical patterns, language structure, and the actual speakers as well. It is therefore not surprising that one comes across new words very frequently even if they happen to be very well versed in the language.
You might have experienced this yourself at one point of time or another. There will have been those moments when you would have come across a word which you never knew existed even though you always had a feeling that you are very well versed with the language. One such new word which has made its way into the English language is ‘Deadname’.
A Growing Trend?
‘Deadname’ or ‘Dead Name’ is a term which is very common in the transgender community and has been in use for a while. It has however entered into use in mainstream society, acquiring new users to the term every now and then.
For those who are wondering about the meaning of the term, it is fairly easy and simple to understand. However, it will take some amount of understanding with regard to the trans-community or people who are transgender.
There are people who happen to be born with what is called ‘Gender Identity Disorder’, wherein they feel that they actually belong to the opposite sex but for which their biological identity or born gender doesn’t hold true. Some go for psychological therapy to take care of the situation. Others choose to undergo a process called ‘transitioning’ where they change their physical appearance to that of the opposite gender through the use of hormones, surgery, etc. For individuals who choose the latter, an important hurdle remains; which is the paperwork involved in changing one’s gender legally. Part of this process involve changing one’s legal name to something else. It is here that the term ‘deadname’ or ‘dead name’ comes into use.
The term ‘deadname’ or ‘dead name’ refers to the initial given name of someone who has changed their name. During the early part of the term’s usage, the word was used by people who had changed their gender identity for which they also had to complete the legal formality of changing their official name to that of the opposite gender. To the trans-community, it was just a way of saying that the person that they used to be earlier had ‘died’ and that they had started a new life altogether with a completely new biological form and identity.
For example, if a man were to change his name from Robert to Roberta, the name ‘Robert’ would have been her ‘deadname’.
Increasingly however, it has started to be used in mainstream society as well, particularly by people who have merely changed their name or altered it. In this case, the term ‘deadname’ merely refers to the earlier name which they were using before it was legally changed to something else. For example, if there was a person by the name of say, ‘Alice’ and she had it changed to ‘Fiora’, the name ‘Alice’ would be her ‘deadname’. In simple terms, the concept remains the same but the context has been altered and changed.
In all, the English language is very dynamic and interesting in its own way. This makes it a very dynamic and unique entity that is almost alive in its own amazing way like any other living organism.
So the next time you come across a word like ‘deadname’ or something similar, don’t be surprised about it. It is just the way that this fantastic language works. It is the way that this language has worked for a very long time and will very likely continue to do so well into the distant and near future.
Life Mottos You Should Live By
There are moments in your life when you would feel like you do not know what to do with your life anymore. You know that there are different things that you want to achieve but you do not know how to get those things. You can also expect that while you are trying your best to be good, there are some people who will try to put you down by demotivating you. It is up to you to choose the right life mottos so that you can prompt yourself to do more even if no one believes in you.
Motivation should always start from within and this will be complicated if you do not have any life mottos to live by.
Mottos About Life
These are some of the mottos that will help you remember that the only person who can control your life is you.
- “No one can change your life but you.”
- “Life can be affected not only by the situations that you encounter but also through your reactions to the situations that you are in.”
- “You should never settle for good. Settle for the very best because this is what you can do.”
- “Life will always surprise you and sometimes you are unprepared but the faster your reaction is, the better you would be able to recover.”
- “Allow your life to be filled with passion and action. This is always better than living a boring life with no direction.”
- “You can no longer change the past but you can always take control of the future.”
- “There is no chance of winning if you do not make an effort to begin your race.”
- “What you do will become apparent in the fruits that you will sow.”
- “Everything seems impossible unless you take the first step.”
- “Quitting is your greatest weakness. You will never achieve things in life if you are a quitter.”
Mottos About Setting Goals
Who says that life mottos have to be limited to the thing that you dream of doing? You can also get mottos that will motivate you to set some goals in life. The more goals you set, the better.
- “Setting goals do not have to be done in a fast manner. Even if you go slow, you can still reach it.”
- “If your determination to succeed is strong, then you can reach your goals even if you did not think it would be possible.”
- “What you plan to do will always make a difference not only with your life but with the life of other people.”
- “The quality of your goals should be the same quality of the items that you want to have.”
- “No matter what you reach, you should allow your feet to stay on the ground.”
- “Conquering your dreams is not possible without life goals.”
- “Not reaching the goals the first time should motivate you to try out for the second time. If you still fail, just try. The time will come when you have learned so much that the road to your goal will be paved for you.”
- “If you want to reach your goals, staying at home and doing nothing will not give you anything worthwhile.”
- “Accept the challenges that come with reaching your main goal, the feeling that you will get after will be truly fulfilling.”
- “You will only be defeated in reaching your main goal if you give up.”
Are you getting inspired by the quotes that are mentioned so far? There are still more that can be shared.
- “One of the many reasons why people cannot live their dreams is because they let their fears take over.”
“You cannot change the direction of the wind but you can always change the life you are going to live.”
- “You will think more about the things that you did not do rather than the mistakes you have made.”
- “You do not only have to strive for success. You have to strive in order to become a good value to society, someone who can truly help.”
- “Your choices should not be dictated by the circumstances you are born in but the choices that you make.”
It is evident that there are different life mottos that are meant to motivate you. Why should you stop yourself from living the life that you have always wanted? It is always possible as long as you believe.
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