This year’s election was critical for a plethora of reasons, but no matter which politicians were chosen, our country took huge steps toward progress. Minority groups such as Hispanics, African Americans, young voters and LGBTQ voters made the decision. Our voices were heard and opinions considered. The election reflected what is important in our generation. Our values, our beliefs, our morals have reshaped this great country and how the world will view it. For some of us, our grandparents fought or died just to have the right to be heard. For others, our grandmothers went through great lengths so gender was no longer a “pre-existing condition.” We should all stand as proud citizens today because diversity rocked the vote. Young people, minorities and gays are no longer the little guy but rather the new majority. We mattered this election. Our generation will continue to change this world one vote at a time. ONEPURDUE, Makers all.
– Martie Burris, Purdue Student Government director of diversity and inclusion