November 3, 2020 will be a decisive juncture in America’s future — we’ll either continue descending deeper into dysfunction and darkness or we’ll take the tiller and steer the nation toward shared prosperity and hope. As an Independent voter, I have no allegiance to either political party, but it’s clear we need a new skipper or the nation is going to run aground quickly.

While none of the current presidential candidates is flawless, I believe there’s one in particular who best understands the rot that threatens the integrity of our ship and has the means to fix it: Elizabeth Warren. Whether it’s the fact that working folks struggle to get by while a small sliver of the wealthiest among us skim off more and more of the cream; or that our leaders refuse to address the challenge of climate change; or that opioids continue to ravage communities and destroy families while pharmaceutical companies that push these drugs reap untold riches — all of these problems, and more, stem largely from a government that caters to the corporations and donors who write the biggest checks.

Warren understands the problem and is not afraid to speak honestly about it. Her campaign is a true grassroots effort, fueled by ordinary Americans from all walks of life eager to restore the American dream for themselves, their kids, and their grandkids. If you’re not already aboard, check out her website (elizabethwarren.com) to learn more about her detailed plans and see for yourself.

The other day I had a conversation with a despondent man who felt that “it’s all over for America — we’re cooked.” I admit I sometimes feel the same way. But the fight’s not over, and if enough of us rally together we can still turn this ship around. Get involved any way you can.

Ed Geis, Camden