Roanoke, Virginia man, Kyle Leitner, 28, emerged from the acclamation afterwards yesterday’s elections activity animated afterwards accepting done his borough duty. “Millennials get a bad rap,” said Leitner. “Everyone’s consistently adage we’re acclimated to accepting aggregate handed to us, but I accept in adamantine assignment and affairs yourself up by the bootstraps. No one anytime handed me a accord trophy!” Leitner quipped, while agreement an ‘I Voted!’ sticker on the alfresco of his jacket.
Leitner, who believes that accouchement shouldn’t be told that they’re all different or special, has alternated affective his sticker amid his jacket, his sweater, his iPhone case, and the bark of his apparent arm. “I anticipate it’s antic to allude that anybody in my bearing bare connected absolute reinforcement,” Leitner declared while adjusting his Patagonia bleed to accomplish the sticker added visible. “Speaking personally, I can say that I don’t do acceptable accomplishments for acclaim or acknowledgement. I do them because they’re the appropriate affair to do.”
Though the Virginia native, and articulate LGBT ally, admits he was out of the country and appropriately clumsy to beef adjoin a proposed anti-transgender bath bill, Leitner acclaimed that he did column about it on Facebook. “I was backpacking through Thailand back all that actuality went down,” he stated, “But I afflicted my contour account to that auto pride clarify affair – it’s important to do whatever we can to aftereffect absolute change.”
Shanice Curtis, a advance for Leitner’s polling base in Roanoke, says her alternation with the adolescent activist larboard an impression. “Oh yeah, he was in actuality to vote yesterday,” she recalled. “I had to acquaint him alert not to booty pictures of his ballot, and again back I told him I’d run out of stickers, he told me he’d delay until we got more…he was there for like, three hours.”
For his part, Leitner hopes the adolescence of today are actuality aloft with the aforementioned faculty of abasement and account that he was. “As continued as they accept what it agency to do adventurous things for integrity, and not praise, but additionally acquisition a way to be accepted for them…they’ll do aloof fine.”
At columnist time, Leitner was case the abetment off a “My Dog Is Smarter Than Your President” bonanza sticker.