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Kyle-Witter

Every person deserves a chance and the right to have that chance

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.”

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Brinlea-La-Barge

I urge you to look past your empire of business and riches, and ask yourself a question

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.”

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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鈥檚 rights, climate change, equality, and more.”

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Lucy-Joy-Rupertus

One of the many injustices that I am craving for you to change is the death penalty

Student Voices: “Our world is killing people who might not have even committed the crime they鈥檝e been sentenced for. People who commit atrocious crimes can have a life sentence in prison, not be killed by the government.”

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Do not break the hearts of the children who want to be together with their parents

Student Voices: “Consider the importance of family values and the future of the children, and help them grow by educating them without discrimination and racism. Don鈥檛 construct the big wall to divide Latinos from people in the United States, no matter what their color or where we come from.”

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Though I am just a 14-year-old girl caught between two worlds, I would like to offer you some advice

Student Voices: “Though many families do enter the United States illegally, there should be a process for them to correct their mistake in a faster way than is available now. I believe that instead of coming in with drugs and crime, they are coming in with hope, faith, and wonder.”

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Acadia-Pesner

Even if you do not agree with many women, please respect our ideals

Student Voices: “Feminism is as a matter of principle. You will learn that respecting women is the right thing to do. By calling women fat and talking about their bodies, you are shaming them, which is mean spirited and very inappropriate.”

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Recs4Trump

Quaker Students鈥 Reading List for President Trump

24 book recommendations from the Student Voices Project.

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Seven Tasks to Heal the World

Simple actions each of us can take to heal our hearts and the hearts of others.

Michael Soika has spent the past 30 years working on issues of social and economic justice, such as affordable housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and education. He is a lifelong spiritual seeker and new member of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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Jane Blanchard lives in聽Augusta, Ga.


Posted in: Poetry, Quakers in the Workplace
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