AwareNow: Issue 20: The Kind Edition

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“We must together break the cycle of hate and destruction around the country and the world…”

Try to think about the last time in a presidential or vice presidential debate where the candidates shared a moment of warmth or kindness with one another. It’s unlikely. Even in primary debates, where candidates are members of the same political party, we see this aggressive behavior and discourse.

We all have to recognize what we have in common rather than the issues that divide us. We must all express compassion. Once we come together in society, this will reflect on the politicians representing us. We must together break the cycle of hate and destruction around the country and the world, and be compassionate and respectful of one another. ∎

LUKE GIALANELLA

Founder & President of GOVLEARN
 www.awarenessties.us/luke-gialanella Luke Gialanella Founder & President of GOVLEARN Luke Gialanella founded GOVLEARN when he was 11 years old, in the summer after the 2016 presidential election. Finding that there was a lack of substantive civics education for elementary and middle schoolers, he went on a mission to correct that. Creating a website and YouTube channel, Luke is obviously extremely passionate about government and politics and has participated in many mock governments, Model UN, and debate programs outside of school.

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