Arthur Camins, retired science teacher and former director of innovation in engineering and science at Stevens Institute of Technology, intends to vote for Joe Biden.

He explains why:

I supported Bernie Sanders for president. I also would have been thrilled if Elizabeth Warren was nominated. I will now vote for Joe Biden. He is the only potential Democratic nominee at this point. So, either he will be the next president or Trump.

To those who say they cannot bring themselves to vote for him:

To which women, whose right to an abortion are you prepared to say, “Sorry I couldn’t vote for Biden.”

To which deported asylum seekers are you prepared to say, “Sorry I couldn’t vote for Biden.”

To which fellow citizens, denied the right to vote, are you prepared to say, “Sorry I couldn’t vote for Biden.”

To which fellow progressive whose right to organize are you prepared to say, “Sorry I couldn’t vote for Biden.”

To which fellow humans whose climate continues to warm uncontrollably are you prepared to say, “Sorry I couldn’t vote for Biden.”

To which fellow breathers inhaling dirtier air are you prepared to say, “Sorry I couldn’t vote for Biden.”

Biden is very far from ideal but he would do none of the above things listed above, nor would he encourage violence.

Make no mistake, as bad as everything is right now, is can get way worse. History shows us, worse is usually worse and not necessarily “a wake up call” without unimaginable death and suffering. People often rise up, not in times of terror, but i times of rising expectation when things are looking up and with hope they say, “I want more.”

Do you want to preserve your (our) right to organize to set the stage for hope?

Please think about this.