Social media exploded. Hungry to do something, anything, to resist, we took their Guide as our Bible. We went to work in communities across America, and made a difference.
For many of us it started early, at the Women's March in Washington on the first day after the inauguration in January 2017. That's how stunned we were at Hillary Clinton's loss, even though she won by over 3,000,000 votes. We have since learned a lot more about how corrupt that campaign was.
Millions rose up in outrage and concern, gathered and organized themselves in every town, city, and rural community in every State. A national resistance movement was born. By February 2017, some 3,800 grassroots groups signed on as part of the Indivisible movement. Intentional community-based organizing. It took off like a rocket. It's working.
|We protested a visit from Jeff Sessions in Toledo.|
We made Congress listen. We took on important issues step by step, phone call by phone call, constituent meeting by constituent meeting, social media message by message, note by note. We protested, we marched.
|Thanks to Molly Reed and Toledo|
Indivisible for all they do. We have a
great group of Resisters.
We didn't win every battle, but we won a lot. We kept Obamacare afloat and put Republicans on notice that we would fight for our democracy, for equality and justice. We couldn't stop the atrocious Cabinet nominations, the tax cut for billionaires, getting Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on Scotus. But boy we tried. We raised hell. We like to think we "stiffened Democratic spines and weakened Republic resolve (Indivisble)."
|Protest against Sessions' firing at Toledo Court House. Molly Reed|
got us together, with signs and speeches, in a flash!
|Whose House? Our House!|
|Net Neutrality protest at Verizon on Central.Avenue.|
|We marched, carried signs, shouted slogans. Thousands upon thouands of us. It lifted our spirits, hardened our resolve to fight the Trump/Republican agenda. On our way home, at the airport, we were thrilled to see Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis as he returned from his Georgia home to DC to get back to work. We greeted him with such a rousing cheer we felt like the wind beneath his wings. "We're with you, we're with you!"|