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I’m voting for 2040 in this election. Are you?

Here’s my take: We are voting in the 2040 election this year, not the 2020 election. Would you agree?

My dad loved elections.  He voted every chance he got and when asked whom he voted for, he’d get a gleam in his eye. Pause. And then answer “The Winner!”  When I’m asked whom I’ve voting for this year, I have a different answer: “2040.”

I’m voting for 2040 in this election. No – that’s not a typo.  I’m thinking about how my choice will shape what we do over the next twenty years in response to our biggest challenge: the climate crisis.