Angie Morelli, a small business owner in Las Vegas and a student at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is a Marine Corps veteran and a former delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention.
I have been an activist for years. I’ve traveled the country to organize protests, and trained everywhere thinking this was the way to affect change. But I vowed to never protest again after a heated exchange at the Democratic National Convention between Bernie Sanders delegates and our senator, Harry Reid — a man I held a decent amount of respect for before this — in which he brusqely dismissed serious concerns we had about his position on trade and party leadership.
Work to replace our legislators with those who will take action on broader issues to affect everyone.
You generally protest for one of two reasons: to convince lawmakers to take action or to gain attention for a cause, which should lead to lawmakers taking action. After my experience with my senator, I realized lawmakers do not care what we think, they are going to do what they want regardless of our beliefs. Protesting is good…