Quakers can learn to be braver and more outspoken.
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Isaac Barnes May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is a doctoral candidate specializing in American religious history at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.
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Letters from our readers.
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Student Voices: “We advocate, we organize, we vote, we speak the truth, and when necessary, we protest. We may worship in silence, but we live our values loudly. We want to share with you our hopes and fears for your presidency.”
Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”
Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where no matter how you look or how you identify, you will be accepted. It is an America that is respected and valued as a country.”
Student Voices: ” All that said, I have a few pieces of final advice for you: Be kind. Build bridges, not walls. Rather than tearing others down, build others up. And remember, love always trumps hate.”
Student Voices: “Making tuition prices lower opens up the door for many young students aspiring to further their education and pursue a future career.”
Student Voices: “If I were the president, I would retrain the people who have lost their jobs in the coal industry to work in the solar and wind power industry. This way you fix employment and can also help reduce climate change, two huge problems in America.”
Student Voices: ” Teaching one another our different ways is how communities can improve each individual’s life. This may sound like hippy talk to you, and it might be, but true peace and compassion is what the world and our government should be striving for.”
The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble
Student Voices: “After having countless conversations and doing extensive research, I am still confused about your priorities and whether you are making your executive decisions with the right intentions. I have many fears and concerns including women’s rights, climate change, equality, and more.”