When the Women’s March on Washington took place two weeks ago, around 3 million people marched worldwide. This is not normal. We have a responsibility to maintain a government that does not threaten our citizens or other countries.
I protested outside the Federal Building on Feb. 7. I had never protested before. I had never held a megaphone; I didn’t even know what it was called. I was with around 1,000 Seattle-area people. To resist the Trump administration, we are utilizing tools from the Indivisible Guide. We are replicating the techniques of the Tea Party. They changed votes and defeated legislation; we are a much bigger movement.
There are around 6,000 groups resisting like this globally. We protest. We write postcards. We call our representatives. We email. We post on Facebook. We have meetings with friends and plan.
What can you do?
- Ask your friends to become citizens if they are not already, and to vote if they are.
- Take the next step after the Women’s March. Go to www.womensmarch.com/100/action2/, or www.indivisibleguide.com/.
- Meet us on the 10:25 a.m. ferry on Tuesdays. You’ll see our banners and sweaters in the galley. We are outside the Federal Building in Seattle from 11-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday to make our presence felt by our senators.
- An estimated 666,000 have signed a petition on the White House website: “Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.” Sign it and let’s get to 1 million!
Holly Brewer Bainbridge Island