Today, as I was implementing portions of the family civics plan (first step: combat bigotry whenever you can) I spoke out loud on the train this morning: “Excuse me, does everyone know that Trump just appointed a White Nationalist as his Chief Strategist?” Many vigorous nods, some surprised faces, people of color were not even fazed (apparently this election did not come as a surprise to them). “Well we all need to know” I continue, “We can’t rely on people knowing through the internet or news. We must keep watch. Tell at least two people about it today.” I am rattled but, by saying it, I feel better all at once.
While I sit there marinating in the alarming notion that I may be devolving into a train-crazy (the other day I caught myself muttering under my breath audibly), suddenly the guy right next to me shares that his 75-year old mom has been busy every day since the election, and has him working hard too. She is an organizer. He shares a link he discovered for openlettertotrump.org and we swap contact info.
This weekend a friend mentioned the upcoming Women’s March on Washington Saturday, January 21, 2017 (please plan to join me and bring your friends!).
My husband passed me a link you will want to read: 5 Ways to Fight Against Trump (Did you know there is a Senate seat still up for election?)
By the weekend I will share more details about the family plan to hunker down for a Trump Presidency. Some of it might surprise you…Stay tuned.
What else have you thought of to get busy?! Please comment.