Voting -- not just for President, but for your Senators, Congressmen, Governors, state legislators, mayors, and city council members -- can shift the directions of policies on wages, housing, education, and safety.
We're the newest recruits to join the age-old struggles against the violence of apathy and ignorance. While we can expect to venture into new areas of knowledge, and we may be the first to confront new illnesses, these forces of violence will be at work, and they are anything but new.
In the role of physician, it didn't matter that we were new acquaintances, born of different races and who spoke different languages. I spoke with my heart and I spoke with my hands a message of hope, trust and recovery.