I worked for Jill Stein and got a number of Black and Hispanic socialist compatriotas to vote for her as well. Given her plutocratic friendly, environmentally devastating, domestically repressive, and war mongering positions, she did not deserve our vote.
In the process of my organizing, I spoke with many, many, many, many, many Trump supporters. My neighbors. Sure, they expressed racist, xenophobic, and anti-communist hostilities towards me. But some of them, had legitimate concerns regarding marginalization and the fact that the establishment Dem/Rep did not have their interests at heart. In some cases, after their iinitial venom died down, several expressed support for some of the positions of Stein and what amounts to socialism and anti-war policies. Given the establishment nature of the Democrat Party, and the rigging of the system against third Parties such as the Greens, many bought into the snake oil Trump was peddling.
But Alison, if there is to be progressive change in this country, it will be from those of us who work to build bridges among all of us, from diverse genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, etc., who make up the non-plutocrat caste. Hopefully, with the fiasco that the next 8 years of Trump will be, it will be easier to bring former Trump supporters to embrace more progressive perspectives.