Activist Update

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Protest poster for the March for Science on April 22, 2017. Feel free to use the image. I am planning to go to the satellite march in Boston.

It’s dizzying to see the atrocious news spewing out of the White House hour by hour.

I was offline for about 90 minutes the other day and a cottage industry of memes ridiculing Kellyanne Conway‘s comments about the fictitious “Bowling Green Massacre” had popped up while I was away. The criticism spread humorous glee about how badly she “misspoke,” but she didn’t misspeak; she said it during three different interviews. Her false claims fit in with Trump’s false claim that the media wasn’t covering terrorist attacks.

I had never been someone who writes my Senators, calls my Representatives, attends huddles and marches, but I’m trying to do my part now. My little actions are drops in a bucket, but millions of drops add up, I keep telling myself.

I’m getting a mini-course on how to be an activist by committing to the Women’s March campaign of “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” of Trump’s presidency.

Boston Women's March on 365 Project
Women’s March on 365 Project


Postcards on Instagram

And I know my ignored Tweets do nothing, but I send them anyway. My stomach turns at the mention of Mitch McConnell–what a sack of disgrace. I needed to reach out.

McConnell didn’t Tweet back. Trump doesn’t either. That’s most definitely a good thing, right?

I don’t want Pence for president either, but Trump must be removed. This snowball of destruction is picking up speed. I can’t believe everything that’s happened in only three weeks. My prediction is that Republicans will have to turn on him eventually, hopefully sooner than later. What are they waiting for? What sort of good outcome do they think could possibly happen? I’ve read commentary that Republicans keep supporting Trump, even though they must know he’s dangerous and deplorable, because after their unrelenting years of gerrymandering their greatest threat comes from even further right wingnuts in primary challenges. We’re bound to reach a tipping point soon where the cost of supporting this lunatic is greater than the cost of going against him. Right? Right? Right?

After the Women's March, a Huddle

“First, we marched. Now we huddle.” — A group meeting in Cheshire, CT on Feb. 11, 2017

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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4 Responses to Activist Update

  1. Linda says:

    You’re right about being a drop in the bucket, Marcy. But we are many drops and will fill that bucket to overflowing. Fun fact: I had to go to two post offices to find postcard stamps, and the second one had to get them from some obscure place behind the glass partition. Does that mean they are suddenly selling out? That many of us are writing postcards? Someone posted Ryan’s home address on FB: 700 St. Lawrence Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545. Just fyi!

    • Marcy says:

      I love your fun fact, and yes I do think that’s what it means. Phone lines have been jammed too, and people are showing up at politicians’ town hall meetings also to make their voices heard. Thank you for your encouraging words and Ryan’s home address (a friend of mine wrote a letter to him, but sent it to her Democratic rep because she had heard he was a friend of hers and thought it might get through that way!) There are so many great things going on all over as the majority of the country that is against Trump tries to influence everything that is happening. 🙂

  2. Another possibility for activism in the near future is the Secular Coalition for Connecticut’s Secular Advocacy Day, where we will be meeting with our state reps and advocating for several bills, as well as just letting them know we are here. If you’re interested you can sign up here: http://states.secular.org/states/connecticut

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