""I had experienced a sexual assault freshman year. I was, like, 14. My parents didn't really believe me. No one in school really believed what happened. I realized at that moment that education was going to be my way out of that situation. Get into a good college and just get away. I realized that I wanted to help other people in ways that I hadn't been helped. Politicians talk about it when it's trending in the news. And then they move on." @nytimes reporters are asking people at #Election2016 campaign events — like Audriana Mekula-Hanson of Concord, New Hampshire, pictured here — what makes them passionate about politics. Follow the photographer @chadbatka, and visit the link in our profile to see more from this ongoing series. #ofthepeople2016" By nytimes on Instagram.
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