Whew! It’s been a busy morning, but a very fulfilling one. Tuesdays have been designated as Action Tuesday by the Indivisible Group. So far, I’ve called Senator Rubio’s office, Senator Nelson’s office, sent an email to Diane Feinstein per her request. If you marched on Saturday, or know someone who did, please do the same. Feinstein wants 2-4 sentences explaining why you marched and what it meant. She will be incorporating messages AND most likely the sheer NUMBER of emails she gets, in her opening statement TOMORROW at the Sessions hearing for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Send emails to: Sean_Elsbernd@feinstein.senate.gov and to Caitlin_Meyer@feinstein.senate.gov Recommended subject line: WHY I MARCHED
One of our local Indivisible Groups will be going to Sen. Rubio’s office in Orlando today to bring letters from all of us and ask questions. So yesterday, I did my letter and got that to the group.
And so, I had to smile when I heard Chris Matthews last night on MSNBC talking about the March’s and saying, “Did they (the organizers) get their (us) numbers?” In other words, NOW what? Well, Chris, we’ve only just begun! While the marches were profound, meaningful and uplifting, that was only the beginning! We have all signed on for this. We know the road ahead won’t be easy. But we will NOT stop, we will not go backwards and we REFUSE to allow our rights to be taken away or trampled on.
I have heard stories from a few women telling me that during the election they were not allowed to discuss Hillary in their home. Their husband was voting for Trump and he did not want to hear about Hillary. Another one told me that on Nov. 8 her husband purposely stayed home from work in order to make sure she did NOT vote! Because he knew she’d cast a vote for Hillary. I find this heartbreaking! Absolutely heartbreaking! It’s surreal to think that this is actually happening in this day and age. But it IS.
And so……this is just one of the many reasons why I am involved. Why I will march. Why I will take the time to make phone calls, send emails, and do whatever I can to ensure that ALL women have a voice! Because not to do so would diminish me not only as a woman………..but also as a human being!
See you here next time…….