Friday, January 27, 2017

Women's March

Last weekend my family joined millions of people around the country (and the world) to voice a growing concern for the alt right's agenda that seems intent on steamrolling the rights and wellbeing of so many people and our planet.  I am proud to be among these people and hope that we can maintain enough momentum and action to bring about true change.  My kids all carried signs for the march and we found several signs that we liked and wanted to remember (and maybe use at future rallies).







I've been pretty upset about our political reality since the election, but last weekend was particularly bad.  When I returned home from the march I felt a need to work with my hands so I started working on a few political brooches.  My girls each wore one to school and really connected with other kids and even some teachers over the marches.  One girl even asked if she could have one (which she will get!).  I also ordered some pink yarn to start making pussyhats.  One of my daughters wore one during the march, but my other daughter voiced an interest in having one as well.





With Trump acting more like a dictator than a president, working quickly in an attempt to eliminate essential democratic institutions, like the free press, it is important for masses of people to continue to act politically to resist his agenda.  Voting and marching are not enough.  It is important to put pressure on local, state and national representatives to use their power to uphold democratic values and frustrate Trump's agenda and to donate what we can to free media (such as NPR) to ensure that accurate information continues to be available to everyone.




2 comments:

Linda Smith said...

Yeeeesssss

And looking for more marches to go to! We can't stop. Keep up the pressure.

Shelley said...

Awesome that you posted this. I think it is good to let people know where you stand in a nonconfrontational way. The minute we stop making our beliefs known is when we may as well hang it up. I was also proud to have done the march in Detroit! Hugs Sister!