You made a mistake. You voted for President Trump. Now what?

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee

Regardless of how and why you arrived at this spot – you hated Hillary more, you wanted change, you thought having a business person running the country would be a good idea – you’ve already come to realize that Trump is leading the country in a direction that you believe America shouldn’t go. Maybe you don’t disagree with everything he’s doing, but at least some of it makes you uncomfortable.

You could bury your head in the sand until the midterm elections, then quietly vote for someone who doesn’t support his policies.

But by then it might be too late. Trump is enacting new policies with lightening speed, and your congressional representative and US senators need to hear from you NOW while you can still make a difference.

It’s hard to admit you don’t agree with him on everything, especially when you have friends and family attacking you on social media to try to make you feel stupid.

But their mistakes shouldn’t stop you from making sure your voice is heard. You’re not stupid. You made the decision that you felt was right at the time you made it with what you had to work with.

Think of it like a bad marriage. Is it better to get out right away or suffer for years because you don’t want to admit you made a mistake? Is it better to start working on the relationship from the start or wait until the situation is completely unmanageable and out of control?

Stay informed and stay open to new information that might contradict what you already think and hope to be true. Don’t let the friends you disagree with make you feel backed into a corner; you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing stance about the president’s policies, executive orders, cabinet appointments, and supreme court nominee.

And look at it this way: If you presume President Trump really wants to support the people who elected him, he’ll be happy to know when they disagree so he can shape his policies accordingly.

Call, fax, or post on social media to your senators and your representative to let them know you what you don’t agree with. Be brave. Be heard.

Here’s how to find your senators and your congressional representative:

http://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep
https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/