Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women (and men) March

Today, I did something I have never done before.
I attended a protest rally.
A sister march to the one held today in Washington DC.
Women's March on Washington-Kansas City.
We didn't march anywhere but had a rally.
(As several cities had to do as well since turnout was so large.)
They said we had 10,000 people here.
I must not know what 1,000 people looks like as I would never have guessed that number!
The crowd was made up of women of all ages, all races.  
A surprising number of men (I'd say close to 50% of the crowd).
Some of whom were not with a woman!
Reading the signs was entertaining.
Listening to the speakers-including Kansas City Mayor Sly James-was interesting.

Unfortunately, most of the signs and speakers listed the things they were against.
None gave any concrete, practical way to stop the stripping of the Affordable Care Act
or the civil liberties of immigrants, women, LGBT, minorities etc.

Did I come away believing that what we did today made a difference?
Did I come away believing that we could make a difference?
Still I have some hope for the future.
At the moment.

1 comment:

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