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I'm kidding, obviously.

But if your social media feeds are anything like mine, almost all people have been talking about since at least late January, if not November, is Donald Trump.

What's going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW is really important. But so is what's going on along Pennsylvania Avenue SE, or Rhode Island Avenue NE, or Wisconsin Avenue NW, or Virginia Avenue SW. And in the actual states of Virginia and Maryland.

The local policies in the Washington region that affect where we live, how we travel, where we shop and learn, and what our neighborhoods look like are still as important as ever, even if what's happening between Lafayette Park and Capital Bikeshare's most fenced-off station is a spectacle we can't tear our eyes from.

Greater Greater Washington will be continuing to talk about what can save Metro, where we can put in bicycle infrastructure, and how to build a diverse region that's inclusive of everyone who wants to keep living here or move here. I hope you will help keep it going.

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This site started as an all-volunteer labor of love, and it's been able to continue as a community-driven effort, without being choked in annoying ads, and bringing you interesting content from a wide variety of people. But the organization can't sustain itself without, at the very least, one full-time person keeping the blog running (that's Jonathan Neeley) and another keeping the organization running (Sarah Guidi)—plus, I'm really excited about the organizing work David Whitehead is doing to actually push for more housing and more affordable housing.

We need your help to sustain this effort. Can you give $100, $25, or whatever you can afford right now to help us reach our goal for this year's reader drive?

Then, by all means, whatever your political inclinations please feel free to keep following the top-rated reality show in the White House, but we'll keep talking about the other white and other color houses and apartment buildings in the Washington area; white and green pavement markings for cars, bikes, and buses; white-ish (ok, mostly gray) sidewalks, transit lines of all colors; the dynamics of white, black, and other shades of people who should all be able to be part of our region; and so much more. We hope you will too.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.