corbett California

Letter to Donald J. Trump

This letter was written in Mr. Leeper's Ethnic Studies class at Aptos Middle School in San Francisco, California. We are writing to express our feelings and opinions about president

Dear President Elect Donald Trump,

I am a middle school student from San Francisco, CA, in the 8th grade. My name is Corbett Malenfant. I am a San Francisco native and have lived here my entire life. My future aspirations after high school are to succeed in college and work in the environmental field of science. To be completely honest, you were not my number one choice for president. However, you have won fair and square, and you are America’s leader for at least the next four years.

Now that introductions are complete, I will get into the true reasons I wrote this letter. I am writing to you because I have suggestions on your policies. The first thing I would like to talk about is the environment. You have stated that you want to dismantle the Paris Agreement and the EPA, which I strongly disagree with you on. Cutting these programs will cause a major rise in global warming and animal extinction. Also, you want to bring back coal mining, which, in my opinion is a step backwards. Coal is ,more or less, obsolete. We need to go into the future of power generation, using solar, wind, and water, not coal.

The next thing I am worried about is equality for women, lgbtq, and minorities. Throughout your campaign, you have said multiple things that seemed to be sexist, and that is why I hope you are equally fair to all genders. You also made some seemingly racist remarks, so I am hoping all races are treated equally as well. One thing on you and Mike Pence's agenda is to remove the right to same sex marriage, and other rights. This greatly upsets me, as I have lgbtq friends.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my letter. I hope you turn out to be a good president, and don’t do a lot of the things you said you would. Once again thank you.

From Corbett Malenfant, 8th grade student of San Francisco Unified School District

Aptos Middle School

Ethnic Studies @ Aptos Middle School

After the presidential election students in my Ethnic Studies classes were teeming with emotions, questions, and responses. I decided that Letters to the Next President was a great forum for them to be able to emote, pose those questions, and tell Donald J. Trump the kind of president they want him to be.

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