The Bernie Sanders campaign completely peaked my interest in politics and I started to dig a lot deeper into the policies I supported and why I supported them. In doing so, I found out about politicians pushing for policies like raising the minimum wage, implementing universal health care, free college for all, ending the drug war, et cetera - and I find all of these positions on the green party's platform. The Green Party is the only part that currently supports the types of economic reforms that I would like to see in this country. It is the only party that has a plan to appropriately deal with climate change. It is the only party that I find to not be reprehensible in how it seeks to govern.
When Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, I knew that revolutionizing the democrats simply would not be an option and I signed up for the green party. Afterwards, Erin Fox got in touch with me, inspired me to run for city council in my hometown of Burton, MI and seek endorsement from the green party - an endorsement I would come to actually earn. I look forward greatly to my future within the party and to see how it grows.