I want to acknowledge the magnitude of this accomplishment.

Many on the Left were saddened by the closeness of this election, but to me that was evidence of our ongoing, inexcusable misunderstanding of our opponents. We’ve been able to escape doing that work because we isolate ourselves in cities (where the famous people live) and have had the option of depending on celebrity. A celebrity politician for the non-famous took us by surprise. But it does not diminish all the work this win took.

To me, this election is significant because it’s the first time in a long time that…

Wendy A. Schmidt

Wendy A. Schmidt is a Chicago-based playwright. She/Her

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