I've not been active in politics most of my life. I watched from the sidelines. I always assumed that there were a few fringe elements that ignored or couldn't understand science that matters, like climate science for example, but that most people would trust science to point us in the right direction. When Trump got elected, I realized I might be wrong. The people who just want to maintain a hold on power, and go after short term political power and financial gain, have succeed in throwing up enough of a smoke screen that I have become very alarmed. I have become scared and angry enough to start taking action. I'll do what I can and try to raise awareness within my community. We need to support real science, and use it to guide our actions. We and our kids are in this for the long haul.