Posts Tagged ‘protest

What good is protesting anyway?

04/19/2017

  “So what good is protesting anyway?” A legitimate question I hear now, and from “both sides of the aisle,” “opponents” and “compatriots” alike.” I have heard this question a lot these days.  So much so that I felt I needed to answer, while also knowing this question is complex and I don’t feel I […]

Actions Against Muslim Ban

01/30/2017

Actions we can take now: 1.  Contact Senators: Bill Nelson (FL), Joe Manchin (WV) and governors: John Hickenlooper (CO), John Bel Edwards (LA), Mark Dayton (MN), Steve Bullock (MT), Jim Justice (WV), to urge them to oppose the Muslim ban via this petition Source: Justice Democrats 2.  See what position your representatives take on this […]

Let them eat cake.

01/29/2017

  So America bombs the shit out of another country, then refuses to take in refugees from said war-torn country, while villainizing the victims of the war.  Could I be more ashamed of my country?  I’ve tried protesting, calling congressmen, writing congressmen, blogging, talking to those around me, trying to engage in discourse with people […]

Action for the Day

01/25/2017

Latest updates (4/20/17) . ————————————————————————————————————————————- Given everything about the Trump administration, we all have to do more than we have been doing.  How can we turn anger, frustration, and despair into progress; how can we turn a march into a movement, as protestors were saying?  So I decided to start an action of the day […]

Day Three: Photos from DC Inauguration Protest and Women’s March

01/22/2017

DC Inauguration Protest, 1/20/17: Waiting in line approaching 7th and D, in DC, to get through a checkpoint to get to Navy Memorial.  I waited from 6am-9am to get in, thousands were still waiting throughout the day.  Just talking to the people in the small radius around me, there were people from Chicago (Illinois), Indiana, […]

protesting Inauguration Day

01/13/2017

(I love Agent XPQ.)   As for protesting Inauguration Day, if you are in the DC area, here is a map for pedestrian walking routes, the parade route, and a list of non-permitted items, found here. If you are looking for bus transportation to DC, here are some run by AnswerCoalition: Connecticut : New Haven […]

resistance is…

12/19/2016

(futile?) What to do:   Protests: Inauguration Day, January 20th, 2017: DC: US Capitol Building, (all day) Washington Peace Center Chicago: Buses to DC (answerchicago.org) 5pm, Trump Tower, 401 N Wabash Ave. (facebook.com) January 21st, 2017: DC: Million Women March, 10am, Independence Ave. and Third St. (facebook.com) WomensMarch.com ———————————————————————————————————————————– Petitions: My blog post: “Armchair activism: […]

Electoral College Day!

12/19/2016

Updates: watch protests live: Texas: Electoral College Petition: ————————————————————————————————————————————— Today’s the day. If you are near a state capitol, get out and, peacefully, protest. Here is a link to find protests in your state: SaveDemocracy.org For those of you who engage in social media, people are posting messages to electors under #ElectoralCollege. “Electors Against Trump […]

Protest and participate

11/20/2016

Updates: 12/2/16 Petition: If the Trump administration decides to create a Muslim registry, the American public should all register as Muslims (petitions.moveon.org) 11/28/16  updated links Protest dates   ——————————————————————————————————————————– Despite the deep divides, we are all in this together.  Most Americans probably do want some similar things, such as jobs, improved economy, increased minimum wage, […]

my America

11/11/2016

America is supposed to be a melting pot of freedom for everyone.  It’s hard, it’s complicated, there are no easy answers.  But hate and intolerance can’t win.  Blaming any disenfranchised group (including white men by the way), which also unfairly lumps people together, won’t solve complex economic problems.  It’s easier to criticize than to find […]