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Monday, December 12, 2016

political action

Yesterday I formally joined a political action initiative, a grass roots organization that is growing out of the anger and despair so many of us feel as a result of the election.  We've all been chatting on Facebook for weeks, and yesterday we met to form committees and to plan our events.  In the coming weeks I will be very active indeed.

I cannot stand silent. I cannot be mute when the president-elect supports the leader of Russia and not the CIA, and  refuses to attend intelligence briefings.  When the president-elect chooses for his cabinet people who want to dismantle the agencies they are chosen to head.  When he chooses former generals for his cabinet to make us look strong, but undermines decades of bipartisan foreign policy with a single phone call.  I cannot stand silent when the number of hate crimes is steadily rising, when the president-elect's name is invoked to support those crimes.

I cannot, and I will not.


bookworm said...

Living in history while it is being made can be scary, but it can also be an opportunity to take your life in new directions. We have to try to find someone who can be here if my 89 year old mother in law or my developmentally brother in law need assistance but, if we can, we are going to look into the Women's March on Washington. One of my high school friends is already interested in going. Alana

songbird's crazy world said...

I will be in DC for the march.

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