I actually was going to post a book review today. And, as of tomorrow, I will be back to books. But, this is far too important to let it pass. My friend, Sally, talked on her blog about how depressed she has been. I have other friends who said the same thing. And, Friday, I almost went home sick from work because the whole concept of the inauguration made me upset. But, a friend talked me down.
Have you seen the pictures from around the world - from all seven continents? They're beautiful - peaceful demonstrations asking for basic human rights. Check them out on The New York Times.
And, I will use my blog, my platform, for one last political speech before I go back to books. First, thank you, again, to all my friends who marched - in D.C., and NYC, and LA, St. Petersburgh, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, and Phoenix, and Paris. And, the friends who marched elsewhere, and I just didn't realize it.
But, here's what I put on Facebook.
This is unbelievable. Check out all the people who showed up. But, friends - we need to follow through. This isn't a one-day event. Please call. Speak up. We need to use our voices as well as our feet. Every one of us needs to vote - in local elections, state elections, national elections. We can't let this momemtum die. Be heard, not just today. And, those of us who can afford it need to push - donate to the ACLU, who has already filed the first lawsuit. Donate to Planned Parenthood. Donate to Emily's List & get women in office. Donate to a Senator or Representative who is on our side, and may face a tough battle. Follow Daily Action on Facebook or email, and follow the daily fight. This is a daily fight. Find your cause. If you can afford to help fund the movement, please do. Every little bit helps.
Thank you for reading this. Thank you for caring about this country, and the world.