Nov 10, 2016

We Are All On The Lookout

For the next four years we just have to stay focused, pay attention, stay involved, and have all of our elected representatives’ emails, snail-mail, and phone numbers at the ready. No one in DC is handed the keys to do whatever they want! All of our voices need to be heard by the people elected to serve us, including the president.  And, in the event folks in DC are not trying to listen, hey we take the party to their door step.

On Oct. 11, 1987, I joined 500,000 people to march on Washington, as part of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights to protest for equal civil rights and to demand government actions in the fight against AIDS. It was one of the most profound experiences of my life. To be a part of a sea of people coming together to fight for a cause is life changing. 

Hey, I already told my sister to get comfortable shoes, just in case we need to roll up to DC and keep things checked and balanced. Just saying!


Reneé said...

Yassss. One of my coworkers went to a march here on Wednesday, and her group have been planning to go in weekly. She says she is in for the long haul because her family had to remove people from their lives over the last few days following the racist, homophobic, etc celebratory posts they did. She said she realized her white privilege bubble yesterday when she thought about past experiences with people she was blocking. She said it hit her that they had dropped hints all along, but she had ignored it, or laughed it off because the comments weren't about her. Then she said, "No more, never again.". I told her not to feel stupid, but to feel like she achieved a level of enlightenment.

Allan S. said...

Wouldn't it be awesome that our paths cross one day within the next four years in front of the Lincoln Memorial for march/rall number 30 something.

Zander said...

Way to go !