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Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:10 PM

We need to do this again. (And again and again.)

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We need to drive this racist, sexist asshole out of office as soon as possible.
He lost the popular vote and every day he seems more unfit and unstable. All that positive energy at the Women's March convinced me that we can do this.

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Reply We need to do this again. (And again and again.) (Original post)
Kath2 Aug 2017 OP
Iliyah Aug 2017 #1
Kath2 Aug 2017 #4
Glorfindel Aug 2017 #2
Kath2 Aug 2017 #3
calimary Aug 2017 #5
Kath2 Aug 2017 #7
calimary Aug 2017 #12
Kath2 Aug 2017 #14
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #6
Kath2 Aug 2017 #8
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #9
Kath2 Aug 2017 #11
NotASurfer Aug 2017 #10
Kath2 Aug 2017 #13
Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2017 #15
Kath2 Aug 2017 #16

Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:13 PM

1. K & R

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:38 PM

4. RESIST!

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:15 PM

2. K&R n/t

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:30 PM

3. Love that graphic.

Equal rights for all is something this administration does not support.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:47 PM

5. Kicking!

The L.A. Women's March was one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever had as an activist. 750-thousand! Biggest in the world!

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Response to calimary (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:51 PM

7. I loved the DC march.

Saw the LA march on video. Awesome.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:38 AM

12. It was so reinvigorating!

Like we all breathed a little life back into each other, or something.

EVERYONE was mellow and peaceful and glad to have the company. And so much company, too! The aerial shots were astonishing! And L.A. is L.A. Not three feet away from me, I saw Dakota Johnson keeping pace with the slow crawl of the rest of us, talking with a couple of friends, taking in the sights and enjoying the vibe.

I realized after attending another march - the March for Science a few months later - that these things are actually slow-moving art galleries. The creativity on those hand-crafted protest signs was something else altogether! All you did, all day, was look and watch and observe and notice and admire and smile or even laugh with delight. The costumes. The accessorizings. The random groupings. The wit! So much wit on display - everywhere! I couldn't believe how imaginative it all was! Thousands of different artistic statements and projections and pronouncements. By the end of it, you'd lost track of which ones were your favorites. There were literally dozens of them. I do remember one excruciatingly great one some woman drew - "We're Not OVARY-Acting!" - with a clean line cartoon-type drawing of the female reproductive system. The t-shirts, the hats, once you got yourself a hand-knitted or crocheted pussy hat, you suddenly realized there were also hand-knitted/crocheted brain hats, too, and you had to have one of those as well! One of my takeaways from both marches was "DAYUM, how clever people are!" One was on visual overload most of the day.

And the cops were something else. Relaxed and laid back as you'd expect L.A.-anything to be. Draped across the handlebars of their motorcycles, leaning up against their cop cars and nearby walls. Just sort of taking it all in, and, I suspect, enjoying it very much. We weren't there to make any trouble. I could imagine some of them thinking "THIS is work?" to themselves. Or maybe "if you have to do crowd control on a beach weekend, too bad it can't always be like this. Nothin' to it!" Or undoubtedly "wait'll I tell my wife who I saw..."

And it was damn comforting and reassuring - to see how many people there were, out there, all of one mind. Especially the day after trump's "inauguration*". We literally were all in this together and we were reveling in it. Sure made you feel as though you were not alone. Anything but alone! It was a demonstration of solidarity like I've never seen - even more than at the Iraq War protests I attended - or the Vietnam protests I can recall. AMAZING and quite reaffirming to see proof of just how many other people had your back.

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Response to calimary (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 01:01 AM

14. Right on.

I had the same feeling from the DC march. Very cool. So much solidarity. So much sisterhood. So many people I could not believe it! Although we were motivated by anger and despair, the vibe was totally positive. Such a feeling of love enveloped the march. Had my pink pussy hat on. The signs WERE really amazing and creative. Mine was pretty pedestrian - "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" But the march gave me hope and still gives me hope. I also participated in many anti-war and pro-choice marches but this was something special. We need to keep that spirit alive.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:49 PM

6. Didn't you hear, the fake prez made today

Women's Equality Day? Why aren't you out celebrating? (insert sarcasm here)

Seriously, there is a convention planned by The Women's March people in Oct. You can Google it and a ton of other groups who are resisting in a lot of different ways throughout the country all the time. If you can't find one they have a lot of info on how to get an event started on your own. I get a ton of emails everyday and I am not exaggerating. Women are the majority of people who want to see 45 impeached and are active in the various resistance efforts. We ARE the majority of the US population don't forget.

Don't wait to resist, do it now!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 11:55 PM

8. Trump - Women's equality?

Seriously?

I will celebrate when he is out of office.

I will research the October action.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:09 AM

9. I just googled it...it is in Detroit and 5,000 are expected.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:29 AM

11. Thank you.

I'll do some research on it.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:20 AM

10. In 1917 women picketed the White House for almost a year over suffrage

Over 200 ended the year in jail on a hunger strike. That's how much the right to vote means.

Do we have the organization, support, and stubborn determination to picket the White House today until Cheato leaves in disgrace?

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:39 AM

13. I think we do.

Unfortunate that a lot of women today are slaves to shit jobs just to survive. Preoccupied with work, children, etc.

That being said, this divorced, angry, disgusted woman who is ashamed of the (P)resident will do all she can to refuse and resist.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 03:01 AM

15. I was inspired by the march as well. Signs from the Asbury Park, NJ Women's March.



More pix from that march here:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028544689

Anyone else have some to share to help re-energize us?

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 07:38 AM

16. Beautiful!

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