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  • Letter to the Editor: Feeling blue in a red state

    Elizabeth Erickson|Aug 4, 2022

    Dear Editor, I’ve been feeling blue. Today I did something that was hard for me. I changed my party affiliation. Now, I’ve lived in Wyoming my whole life. On my eighteenth birthday, I registered to vote. I registered as a Democrat. Being blue in a red state is no easy feat. It has meant keeping my mouth shut with my in-laws to keep the peace. It has meant choosing to nod along and hold my tongue when strangers talk to me, and it has meant keeping a distance from people I care about in political seasons. To be quite honest, it has made me fee...