Why we marched

Today, as a family, and with so many others here and across the world we marched.

  • Not because our candidate didn’t win
  • Not because we’re special snowflakes
  • Not because of our liberal tears
  • Not because we are “libtards”
  • Not because we hate “the other side”
  • Not because we think it will change who the President is
  • Not because we can’t let go

This is about so much more.

  • We marched because a 6-year-old boy asked what we could do
  • We marched because he didn’t like the things he saw about Donald Trump
  • We marched because it’s not okay to force yourself on a woman
  • We marched because it’s not okay to “grab them by the pussy”
  • We marched because that’s not “locker room talk”
  • We marched because that’s sexual assault
  • We marched because people should not be scared
  • We marched because even the suggestion of a “Muslim registry” should be abhorrent to any thinking person.
  • We marched because a campaign based on lies and hate won
  • We marched because xenophobia has no place in the country we have been lucky to live in
  • We marched because in 2017 lgbtqia individuals should not worry about their safety
  • We marched because we find bathroom bills offensive and unnecessary
  • We marched because healthcare should be a right and not a privilege
  • We marched because there is no better plan once ACA is repealed
  • We marched because bodily autonomy isn’t a liberal slogan
  • We marched because a President should not call his opponents his “enemies”
  • We marched because facts are real -not what you create and claim are facts
  • We marched because civil discourse is in the fabric of our democracy
  • We marched because we have the protected right to peaceful assembly
  • We marched because we have a legislature that refused to do their jobs to spite a President they didn’t like.
  • We marched because we need to send a message that we’re not going to take it anymore
  • We marched because we have compassion for others
  • We marched because every single person should have the same guaranteed rights
  • We marched because we recognize our privilege
  • We marched because black lives do matter
  • We marched because our biggest job as parents is to ensure that our children are loving and compassionate people
  • We marched because our kids need to see the bigger picture
  • We marched because we refuse to normalize this kind of behavior
  • We marched because we refuse to accept that this is the kind of world our kids could grow up in
  • We marched because we do not want our kids to ever feel helpless
  • We marched because we wanted to empower our kids
  • We marched because others don’t have a voice and we should lend ours
  • We marched because that’s how you get things done and enact change

We marched despite the insults and condescension we will face. It’s the right thing to do.

 

 

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About SP

Recovering pharmacy technician, History BA, wife to a workaholic, mommy to one pup and two boys, epileptic, vegetarian. I've got a mouth like a sailor & find myself becoming more cynical & more liberal all the time.
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