“Opportunity” by Chloe Irla

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Dear Mr. President,

I believe in equal opportunities for ALL. Senator Al Franken spoke recently about how in order to pull one’s self up by his/her bootstraps, one first needs the boots. Access to high quality, nonpartisan, secular education should be available to every person living in this already great country. Whether it’s pre-school or college, every person deserves the opportunity to learn in a safe, accessible environment. Sincerely, Chloe Irla

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“Albatross 2” by Darcie Abbatiello

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Dear Mr. President,

The plastic pollution problem the planet is facing is quite dire, as plastic never completely goes away but lingers in our environment causing death to our wildlife. Human consumption and our throw away culture has allowed this problem to grow. To help with this problem, I feel less disposable plastics should be manufactured; however we can also use less of it, and recycle as much as we can and use more sustainable materials. I ask that our politicians please make themselves aware of this problem and do the best to protect our environment, our wildlife, and ultimately ourselves.

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Erin Zerbe – “Grab Back”

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“This origami folded single page comic is about the first time I was sexually assaulted at the age of 12…and subsequently about my response to your vile comments on women and your election to the presidency. Please understand, this comic and this letter are in no way intended as an attack on you. Rather, I’m hoping for a moment of honest, sincere conversation about sexual assault in this country, and how in many ways you have contributed to the rape culture that permeates all facets of our lives.” [read Erin’s entire letter]