Being liberal in a conservative family
I grew up in a tight knit Irish/ Italian family in Philadelphia. They believe what they're parents believed and what their parents believed, no one has "gotten out of line" and stood up because they realized what is happening was wrong. Most of my family is made of of men and I don't want to say the women in my family are obedient to a fault, but I've never seen any of them stand up for what is right for them.
As a young female American living in this county and seeing the abomination that women and other minority's in this county face everyday, I can't help but stand up for reproductive services, raising the minimum wage, lower and getting rid of college debt, and fighting the war against climate change.
As republican, my family cares about funding, and that's all. They thing that poorest people will be helped by a man who somehow convinced a bunch of people that he's making this country about the people again. What they don't understand is that this man didn't "drain the swamp" but he filled the swamp with the worst type of crocodiles there are.
From a young age, I was taught that republicans fought for the working class people of this county and of course as a child I believed it. The older I became, the more I saw, and the more I have been through, I realized quite the opposite. They don't want to raise minimum wage for single parents with kids to take care of, they don't want to help way for women to detect cancer screenings, they don't want to help protect this planet by lower emissions and giving health care to many people to can't afford it if wasn't supplied to them through a fully beneficial government program.
As a women, I'm scared to see what happens in our country, but after attending the women's march this past weekend, I am proud and confident of all the people who are standing up and fighting back to what Trumps plans to take away from us.