January 20th 2017 (or 1717)

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“Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation.”

Today is the day we lose Barack Obama in office and gain a miserable uneducated narcissist as “president”. Today we set the clocks back… way back.. 300 years back. While I have days of wanting to bury my head in my pillow and hit snooze on the alarm clock radio just to make the news go away for another 8 minutes, there comes a time when you need to get out of bed, get dressed and get to work. Now’s that time.

Whenever I read about the holocaust I wonder how someone spewing hate can amass followers and why wasn’t Hitler stopped by anyone? Where was everyone saying this is wrong?  And now I see how that could happen. If his hate speech didn’t personally attack you, it’s easy to say “Im scared of him, but I’ll be safe so I just don’t want to think about it. Ill let someone else deal with it because there’s nothing I can do.” and to me this is the scariest position to take.  I like to think that if I was in Germany at that time, I would have done whatever I could to stop this hate from spreading. Well here we are, in a very similar climate. Now we are all put to the test. Would you have been someone who hides? Are are you someone doing whatever you can to help the cause, or are you leaving it up to someone else? What side of history do you want to be on? I know that the right thing for me to do (in order to ethically live with myself) is to take any and all legal actions I can take. I’m ready to take a stand against this hate.

Im channeling my inner Rosa Parks, my inner Susan B Anthony, my inner Hillary Clinton+Elizabeth Warren, my inner warrior, my inner Ledell + Kat + Don Mulvaney (for those who knew their fighting spirit). My “dukes are up” and I’m ready to action. I’m heading to Washington DC this weekend to take part in the Women’s March and I suggest you do the same. Let the world know that we are here, we are watching and we are ready to fight for what’s right.

If you can’t get to DC, feel free to find one of many marches closest to you HERE. This march reminds me of visiting Iceland and learning that when Icelandic women protest for rights, they all collectively stay home from work to show how important their roles are in the economy and day-to-day in their country. I wish the USA could coordinate as effectively, but this march is a start. It’s the start of something a lot bigger. Volunteer. Donate. Recycle. We have to do everything that our government is deciding not to do. Support the free press- it’s a fundamental part of democracy. Don’t hit snooze, wake up!

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