A teenager for Tom Steyer

A teenager for Tom Steyer

Jessica Boyajian, Staff

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, many schools throughout New Hampshire were closed for the first in the nation primary voting. While Sen. Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire by a narrow margin over South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg, as I am a young adult who is not yet of voting age, the candidate I support is Tom Steyer.  

Yes, his YouTube ads are annoying. But if you really look at them, they sell his points well. 

He wants to  return power to the people by issuing term limits, and Steyer has been fighting for years to improve the environment and address climate change. 

I am the daughter of a US history teacher. I was taught from a young age that the power in this country belongs in the hands of the people. This is why Tom’s insistence on term limits stands out to me. He is supporting a truly American ideal, limiting power and corruption in our government. Steyer’s insistence  on term limits is nothing new, however. Since 1780, the idea of limited terms has existed. 

George Washington warned against extended terms and how much power they hold. It wasn’t until 1947 until the presidential terms were limited. Other congressional seats are not limited, however, and this is where Steyer has set out to limit the career Washington politicians in the House and Senate.

I am also the daughter of an environmentalist so, of course, I support Tom because of his work for the environment. The one thing that sold me on his work in this field, however, was that I know he will continue to push this issue in or out of office. He understands the urgency of addressing climate change and has for a while. 

Overall, I believe Tom Steyer is the best person for the job. He isn’t power hungry. He just wants to make the world a better place. And as cliche as it is to say that, I believe it’s true.