Keshena, WI
'I Don't Think They Listen Enough To The Public'
Lonna Oshkeshequoam

Lonna Oshkeshequoam of Keshena isn't sure if she'll vote in this year's elections.

In 2016, she didn't vote. She said she was busy and thought she could make it to the polls, but never did. Now, she regrets that.

"I was disappointed because I wanted to vote against Trump and I didn't get to," she said. "And it would have helped if a lot more people had voted from this area against Trump."

Oshkeshequoam, a member of the Menominee tribe, said she doesn't feel well-represented by her elected officials.

"I don't think they listen enough to the public," she said.

Now, her main political concern is getting President Donald Trump out of office. "He’s racist," she said, citing a time when he referred to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who represents Massachusetts, as "Pocahontas."

She's also concerned about policing. She said law enforcement seems to have lost control.

"They're killing people instead of using their stun guns and their mace, that's what they carry those things for," she said. "But they go for deadly force right away."

Oshkeshequoam would like to see tighter gun laws all around.

"What is the deal with being able to have these big ol' machine guns?" she said. "There's no reason for that. They should cut them down and just allow handguns or hunting guns."

As she decides if she’ll vote this year, she’s still thinking about the 2016 election.

"I can't say too much about it because I didn't vote myself," she said. "But, I still have opinions about it."

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