Hannah Wright

Interviewed by Colin O'Brien | 27 January 2017 at 9:47AM

Photo by Colin O'Brien

“On election night, obviously no one thought what happened was going to happen, but I didn't think it would be emotional for me. It got emotional when I was walking to the White House. I called my dad and he said ‘Hannah, this is bad. I feel like I’m back in South Africa under the apartheid era regime again.’ And that’s when I started crying. When he made that comparison that was scary. He grew up as part of the group of people who benefited but he was a civil rights attorney during the apartheid era. Hearing him say this is bad, and that we’ve reverted back to that, it really hit me that this is real.

It’s not going to be like the four years we hoped. It’s going to be different but it’s going to be a time where organizations like Dems have so much to do. There’s never an excuse not to be involved and that’s why Dems is so important for me right now. It’s a lot of people coming together and saying it's not the end; we’re going to take this and use it to fuel our fires.”

Hannah Wright is a freshman from Los Angeles, California who joined GW Dems during her first semester. Hannah is studying International Affairs and plans to pursue a minor in Public Policy. After inauguration, she plans to continue to advocate for undocumented immigrants and reproductive rights.

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