One Small Step: Robert

“Sometimes my religious beliefs get in the way of my actual thinking about politics.”

One Small Step: Peter

“The election of Donald Trump turned me into a political activist.”

One Small Step: Gabby

“I do disagree with some coworkers on some beliefs but I do still respect them.”

One Small Step: Zach

“My brother-in-law is from Peru and his family is having a difficult time staying in the country as of recently, so that sort of changed how I looked at things.”

One Small Step: Rebecca

“I think having one of my daughters being involved in Hillary’s campaign was very empowering.”

One Small Step: Jim

“Currently I’m a civics teacher for high school–I teach American Politics, so I try to be unbiased in teaching our youth, and let them make their own decisions.”

One Small Step: Pryna

“Being both socially liberal, as well as economically and fiscally liberal is not typical usual for an Indian American family.”

One Small Step: Anonymous

“Women didn’t have a lot of rights in the ’50s and 60’s. They started to come around in the 70s.”

One Small Step: Karen

“They didn’t even have a soccer team for girls in Milford growing up, and that was really kind of sad, because I loved playing it in gym.”

One Small Step: Jeung

“One scene that struck me the most was there was a helicopter leaving Vietnam, and there was a ladder of people.”

One Small Step: Jared

“People are less willing and able to breach their comfort zone in order to think about how does the other person think/feel.”

One Small Step: Dan

“Have a sense of humor about it [the world]. Not everything is serious, not everything is life or death. Have a perspective. Don’t be afraid to laugh.”

One Small Step: Chris

“My childhood was filled with every want and need I could ask for, so my view of the world was ‘everything and everywhere else was the same’, and as I grew older, I realized it wasn’t.”

One Small Step: Victor

“Well, I tend to be pretty central in my political views: not too far left not too far right.”

One Small Step: Susan

“I grew up sort of in this bubble, which I think kind of insulated me from politics for a long time.”

One Small Step: Nancy

“I have patients that are losing their homes because of medical bills, and I think that we are a very rich country but our healthcare is a problem.”

One Small Step: Kyle

“When I was five, my mom and my aunt took me to a John Kerry rally in 2004 when he was running for president.”

One Small Step: Julie

“My parents were pretty strict– it’s totally different than when I was a kid.”

One Small Step: Glen

“When I moved to North Haven in 1965, and I realized that I was ‘other’.”

One Small Step: Earnie

“Growing up in an Italian-Catholic family, with immigrant parents, immigrant grandparents, helped me to see the world through a blue-collar lens.”

One Small Step: Anonymous

“How did your childhood shape your view of the world? The positive view of the world from my parents.”