Thursday, January 19, 2017

616 Women's Marches on Jan 21

616 planned sister marches - courtesy of Google Earth

As of today 616 women's marches are planned nationally and world-wide to defend women, minorities, health care, the environment, etc. from the dt presidency.  Some 1,364,000 "sister marchers" are expected as well as hundreds of thousands in D.C.

Impressive passion and organizing!  

But I'm still feeling tension and sadness as the inauguration of a racist, misogynist, and mentally unbalanced man approaches tomorrow.

It feels like impending doom though President Obama told us in his last press conference, "At my core I think we're going to be okay."

Good to know there will be anti-Trump protests on Friday as there have been all week.  Also good to know that 1 in 4 California representatives to the House will boycott the inauguration.

My daughter Marie is flying from Oakland to Washington, D.C., to march on Saturday in opposition to this man, along with her friends and two cousins who live and work there.

Even in rural Cortez, Colorado, there will be a march.  My mother's cousin Morrison Brown lives there.  He was so happy to hear that Marie is flying to D.C. to protest the impending presidency.

"Tell Marie that I've never met her, but I want to give her a hug," he said.  His wife Karla Brown will be marching in Cortez.

I will join the demonstration in downtown Los Angeles, as will a number of friends and my daughter Ellen with her friends. 70,000 are expected, and speakers will include Jane Fonda. 

We cannot let this inauguration pass by without widespread protest of this dangerous and illegitimate presidency.

We cannot be like the people of Germany who watched a fascist and racist militarist rise to power without massive protest.

Meet at Pershing Square at 9 am, hear speakers, and march to City Hall.

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