“Before the 2016 Presidential Election, we saw tremendous engagement by teens in the After School Election Center campaign and poll — where teens voted for Trump over Hillary — and registered to vote by the tens of thousands. Having seen teens’ interest in the election itself, we decided to continue the effort by helping them send messages directly to the White House,” said After School Vice President Jeff Collins.
After School recently published 100 of the written messages from teen high school students to President Trump. Messages included:
- “Be respectful towards all religions and races. Make America great again by not pushing aside people in need. Thank you.”
- “I’m sorry people disrespect you. I’m sorry you’re going through this. I hope you succeed. If you don’t, we’re all going to go down with you.”
- “Thanks for helping save America! Trump Train!”
- “You’re simply not qualified to run a country. The first week has already proven this to be true.”
The videos, sent from teens of different ages, races, sexes, and from different states, emphasize messages of tolerance and urge President Trump to respect all people, regardless of their religion, citizenship, sex, or race.
Ruthie, a teen from Massachusetts, said: “I think that, Donald Trump, you need to respect everyone to make America great again. Every gender, culture, race, sexuality — everyone. If you give everyone a good amount of respect, you’ll get a great amount of respect back, and that’s what you want. So you gotta respect everyone and you can make America great again.”
Videos will be sent to the White House and the current administration by Countable.us, and can be viewed at http://afterschool.talktotrump.org/. For more information on Talk to Trump, please contact Press@AfterSchoolApp.com.