Dear Future President,

I am a 17-year-old student in Oakland California. I attend Fremont High School and I would like to point out some concerns of mine that I would like to speak with you about.

For a while now I have been noticing more and more injustice from police violence to the incarceration of those around me.

I used to grow up thinking being the president was one of the biggest honors anyone could have, but as I grow older and wiser I see the faults in our system.

We are taught to put our trust into the government who cannot control the ones who are supposed to protect us and watch over us not fear them. I’m tired of all these false promises for a better future and seeing a figurehead just to give us hope for this promise.

I know it’s not your fault when you try to do better but you fail due to people who hold you back or think it’s too radical, but we need justice and to reform those who work in the law because of the corruption we have in our societies.

Once we established that we can work together and solve major problems and progress how we’re supposed to do for the dream we once saw and the dream we can achieve.


Myron Bocalan

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