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How Magnify Progress came to be

I spent the five months leading up to November 2016 filled with a deep sense of dread. Most of my friends were convinced there was no chance of a Trump presidency, but I knew I couldn’t let my guard down until after November 8th. I didn’t really do anything with that energy. I spent one afternoon making calls at the Hillary campaign, but I didn’t really rise to the occasion. And despite my nervousness, I was unprepared for what I would feel when the election was called.

The night of the election, my friends got together to watch the results come in. After Florida was called, people started to trickle out, but I sat and watched until the end. The next morning, only 5 people showed up to the office, and no one bothered to verbalize what we were all thinking. I realized that despite the strong desire I’d felt to do something in the months before the election, my political participation had only extended to reading articles that agreed with my point of view, watching the debates, an after…