Dear West Chester,
“What could I have done?”
First, stop framing the issue in the past tense. The decision made on Saturday will, most likely, impact our government and national culture for at least the next 30 years. Act in the present tense. It’s not about what you could have done; it’s about what you can do in the next month and beyond.
Second, vote, but don’t stop there. Evangelize voting. Encourage your friends, encourage strangers, volunteer with a clipboard on the Residential Quad. Don’t let our generation be the voiceless population of the nation.
Third, speak. Advocate for those who may need help. Make some picket signs, stomp your feet proudly, march. Fight for what you believe in, and remember: actions and words both speak loudly. Don’t waste them.