Eve Ensler Speaks Out Against Donald Trump

By Maryann Yin 

Eve Ensler (GalleyCat)Eve Ensler has written an open letter addressed to the American people. In a piece published by The Guardian, the renowned playwright (pictured, via) urged voters to choose the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s an excerpt from Ensler’s letter:

You don’t have to trust Hillary Clinton. You don’t have to like her. You need to help get her elected and then trust us – trust this covenant of women and loving men, this new army which will have the power joined in our newfound numbers. If, once she has settled in office, Hillary Clinton does not move to implement our collective vision, we will rise and push her ceaselessly at every front. With Trump, there is no front. It’s scorched earth.

Ensler has become one of many writers to publicly express their opposition towards Donald Trump’s presidential run. Earlier in the political season, Midnight’s Children novelist Salman RushdieThe Art of The Deal ghostwriter Tony Schwartz, and Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling voiced their concerns about the Republican presidential candidate. Back in May 2016, more than 450 writers signed an open letter to convey their apprehension about Trump succeeding President Barack Obama in the White House. Some of the participants include A Series of Unfortunate Events series author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), horror writer Stephen King, and The Joy Luck Club novelist Amy Tan.