One thing hasn't changed: if we allow the Republicans to sit in the driver's seat, they'll legislate with the same social Darwinism disguised as economic policy that sowed the seeds of our near collapse.
Before a single vote tally is reported, it should be noted that -- regardless of any results next week -- 2010 might already go down in history as a major turning point in the government's failed war on marijuana.
Young people may be more cynical this election cycle, but they are also even more experienced. If candidates treat them like the sophisticated, energized voting bloc they truly are and address their issues, they will deliver.
You're young. The world in front of you does not seem very bright right now. I'm writing this letter with all that in mind. Your future is in your hands. Start the climate revolution now. Come November you must vote and you must vote with climate in your mind.