On October 28th 2020, USA Today ran an article stating that 70% of U.S. adults say that the presidential election is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America Survey. This is up dramatically compared to stress rates during the 2016 election which clocked in at 52%. In an election whose outcome affects many of the issues Christians concerned about Biblical Antiracism care about, the past four years have been trying ones, and many people are feeling the stress even more intensely in these weeks leading up to the election.
Our team gathered around the microphones to talk about our experiences, reflect on the importance of resilience, and ended with a discussion of things we each are practicing to stay grounded during these trying days of waiting for the election to be over.
Election 2020: Terrified to lose and afraid to hope
Alia E. Dastagir
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