Emily Rae Calvin

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Day 2 of Trumpocracy: “People have a right to be angry.”


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The quote above is from Elizabeth Warren's address at the Washington, DC, offices of the AFL-CIO union federation today, which I highly suggest you watch if you need some inspiration and hope and motivation. Okay, so yesterday I said "tomorrow we fight," and it's "tomorrow." So now what? Join movements, get organized. It's time. I am currently working on a few project ideas with some friends and will have more specifics to come, but for now, find your organization, and start going to meetings. Start planning. We must first analyze what went wrong and strategize before we act. I'm open to any ideas anyone has, and if nothing else, I'll have more information about specific things to join in on soon.

If you were looking for the silver lining in this nightmare, I think I'm finding one in the fire it has lit under everyone's asses. I have had more people talking about how to get organized and take action than ever before. The people are angry, and we will not accept defeat. We will become stronger than ever.

At work, our white board filled up with inspirational quotes about how we will rise. One of them I remember in particular, "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds."

The riots are increasing on both sides. My friends are afraid for their lives. Some of them won't leave the house. Others are being beaten and harassed in the streets. Republicans are telling us to "quit the temper tantrum" and learn to unite in peace. It all feels like a cruel joke, but none of this is funny.
Stay safe, my friends. You are not alone.



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