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  • Writer's pictureDiana Fletcher

Why I Will March on January 21st, 2017

Updated: Sep 19, 2018

We all have rights

I am not a person to sit still but I was still for a time after November 8th when a fear gripped me that I have never experienced before.

How could my country, the United States, elect him?

I find myself wondering if people I interact with daily, voted for Trump and what that means. Did they just ignore everything he said about women?

Did they see him making fun of the person with disabilities?

Here is the real question, which scares me the most: Do they agree with all his remarks?

Was I living in a bubble and didn’t realize there was so much hate and fear? (And the answer is YES. I do like to view the positive side of life.)

I know that dislike/hate of Hillary Clinton is strong. Many people were not voting for him as much as voting against her.

Many people have been dissatisfied with the Democratic Party and want changes in their own lives for security.

I get that on one level, but the other part of me screams,

“But what have you unleashed?”

I have had over a month to think about this and I now know one thing for sure. I will not sit still any longer.

I will not be quiet and I will not stand by and let us lose any progress we have made.

This is what the March on Washington and all the Sister Marches across the country and in the world (!) are about on January 21st.

We will not be quiet.

We will not be ignored.

This is our country and we will not give up our rights as Americans.

The March on Washington DC and the marches being held in cities all over the United States are to send a message to our new government and the world.

“Women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

I am ready to take action to defend and support all of those people who are vulnerable and scared.

I invite men, women, and all people to show that we do care about people who are vulnerable and we will march and stand together.  

Join me?

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