A Family Divided by Party Lines


Tensions  flood to an all-time high within the Poetz household as November’s presidential election creeps closer. For Junior Christina Poetz, submerging herself within politics has allowed her the opportunity to find her own voice. However, establishing her personal beliefs was not an easy task for Poetz, as she lives within a household where each member of her family falls on a different scale of the political spectrum. Her mother is an avid supporter of democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Her father is a strict conservative and Donald Trump enthusiast. These opposing influences have swayed Poetz to stray from her family’s beliefs and choose to support Senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential race.

“I support Bernie Sanders because I think he focuses a lot on people our age,” Poetz said. “The other candidates look only to the people that can vote, whereas [Sanders] …
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