An independent judiciary, a free press, the rule of law — pillars of our society — all now in jeopardy!

Rather than “making America great again,” President Donald Trump and the wrecking ball known as the Republican Party are tearing it down.

Recent wins by progressive Democrats are signs of a welcomed change! Activism by young voters will strengthen the push for a smarter, kinder and more reasonable America. Aalayah Eastmond, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting, spoke calmly and strongly for gun control in her testimony at the confirmation hearing for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Eastmond is an excellent example of young America’s strength. The power of young voters and that of those who disagree with Trump’s agenda can bring this disaster to an end. Yes, voting makes it possible!

You may register to vote online (vote.utah.gov) or in-person at your county clerk’s office up to seven days before Election Day; Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Fares Arguello, Salt Lake City