Monday, January 23, 2017

Take Aways



No, I didn't attend any of the marches. But checking in during Saturday into Sunday via multiple news sites and social media pages, I was floored by the magnitude. The global response to Friday's event was mind-boggling, overwhelming; encouraging.       



Overwhelming yes, encouraging, absolutely. But, also sobering. 


These two images culled from hundreds, perhaps thousands, state just how large the the job ahead is, just how much work there is yet to do. The marches, the speeches, the signs, and the petitions, is only the beginning.   

For those who gathered on Saturday, thank you. For you and the rest of us, the work continues. We have only just begun.  



19 comments:

  1. I have been watching from Canada, amazed and humbled by the outpouring of people (not just women) to stand up for what is right. It's a very scary time right now, and I feel like the only way to make it OK is for the people to stand up and let it be known that will not settle for anything less than equality.

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  2. The march in Portland exceeded all expectations for size. In fact, so many people came out that the route was too short and we completely filled it. Also, 100% peaceful. And, that's a win.

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    1. I think it was like that in many places. What struck me, seeing images from around the globe were the very lightly populated areas out, "in force." ♥ it.

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  3. It's amazing the sheer number of people who showed up to these marches. That's has to tell them something.

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    1. Now a few days out, I'm curious to know what their take away is.

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  4. I too was unable to attend (love that top sign) but my local city had 4 times the turnout they expected. There is so much good and positive energy in the air. Midterm elections just can't come fast enough for me.

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    1. I know, counting the days.

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  5. I had friends marching in Montpelier, London, Salem (Oregon), Geneva, and Washington DC. The signs were great. I love the fact that women were turning up to support those who need it.

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    1. The show of support was awe inspiring.

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  6. That's it -- the march has to be the beginning, not a single moment in time. Perfectly said.

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    1. Postcards, letters, petitions, phone calls, more mass exhibitions of resistances. womensmarch.com ~ 10 actions / 100 days.

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  7. So inspiring. I love the 10 actions in 100 days campaign, too... keep this momentum going. Fabulous introvert sign... :) I also love that with 2.9 million women (or whatever the final count was, that was yesterday's number) assembling in DC, there weren't any arrests. Totally peaceful demonstration of democracy at work.

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    1. Yes, the next acts, actions, onward.

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  8. I love the introverts' sign. So pleased at the turnout for the marches here and abroad.

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  9. It makes me happy just to think about it.

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    1. Come together, right now.

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  10. Yes, I think it is great that so many people are protesting and doing what they can. The only good thing about Trump I can think of is that it has lead to people becoming interested in politics and being more involved.

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