I was thrilled to be able to join the Women’s Sister March in Daytona Beach yesterday. I had recently signed up for Indivisible national group online. (If you haven’t done so yet, and you want to be involved, you might want to google and check it out) And through the national group, I was very happy to learn there was a newly formed local group right here in Ormond Beach. When I got in touch with them, I learned they would be marching yesterday. So I hooked up with them and we marched together.
As I’ve said, even though I’m a product of the 60’s I never marched or protested before. I was a busy, young mom during the time of civil rights, women’s rights and Vietnam marches. But yesterday all the activism I’ve had all these years was ready to come out.
It was so energizing, exhilarating and uplifting! Just to be with SO many like-minded people was wonderful! We were a diverse group……mostly women, but some men, gays, blacks, moms with strollers, a couple of people walking their dogs on leashes. All of us American’s. All of us united. But most important……….all of us EQUAL!
As we began the march and walked over the bridge to A1A, I couldn’t help but think of John Lewis and his profound walk from Selma to Montgomery. And all these years later, we were still walking to protect those rights! Voting rights.
I was quite surprised at the support we received. Many, many cars drove past us, slowed down, blew horns, yelled encouragement, and cheered us on.
We marched for women’s rights, protecting the environment, health care, gay rights, immigrants, Muslims and every part of society our current President has not promised to protect. But WE will protect each other!
It was an emotional day for me. To be part of history and to DO something. However, this is only the beginning. I’m very excited to have joined my local Indivisible group…..and a great bonus was making four new wonderful female friends, Risa, Cam, Lindy and Wendy. Being with you all day yesterday was just the inspiration I needed. The inspiration that disappeared on the morning of November 9.
Thank you to all of the amazing people around the world who also supported us yesterday. The marches here in our country exceeded expectations. And now, we keep going forward. So tomorrow call your Rep and/or Senator. Let them know how YOU feel about the upcoming confirmations of DeVos, Tillerson, Sessions, etc. Here’s the Capitol switchboard number: 202-224-3121.
And I’ll see you here next time…………