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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Women's March on Montpelier

Just 2 days ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.  I don't know about you, but the words Trump and President, together, are like oil and water.  They simply don't mix..... and the world is telling him, just that.

To me, personally, there was not another image that was more powerful than seeing the photographs of women who pasted stickers stating "I Voted Today" on the grave of Susan B. Anthony.  This occurred on day of the election, when many of these woman presumably had voted for Hillary Clinton.  Yesterday's march felt RIGHT.  It was a feeling as if perhaps some small bit of justice has resonated light into a very black and bleak world....

Image credit - PBS
In that same venue, rallies and marches were held across the nation, to protest Trump's Presidency and the other many issues with which we challenge and disagree.   Millions of both men and women marched across all 50 states, and around the WORLD, resulting in a collective ROAR.  Mr. Trump, did you hear that?  That's the sound of a revolution!  But, I honestly don't think that Trump will even "get it"...he will twist our disapproval into something else like blaming our protests on a rigged media.... I digress....

Yesterday, I attended the Women's March on Montpelier (Vermont) alone, because I figured that I would have run into someone that I knew, and march with him/her. However, as I made my way through the sea of people, I did not find a single face that I knew! 

Above photos: Burlington Free Press and SevenDaysVT
The Burlington Free Press has estimated that about 15 - 20,000 people attended. I was overwhelmed with not only the crowd, but the amount of cars parked in and around Montpelier which proved that this event had a lot of meaning.  I had to walk the entire bike path in Montpelier, after taking the last parking spot near the railroad tracks/beginning of bike path, to get to the High School!  Here's my video from an incredibly powerful speaker....

I am so happy and honored to have been able to attend this important and awesome event. I hope our statement from our small state pings back to Washington D.C. "I have been driving down the interstate for years, and I have never seen traffic backed up like it is today." -Bernie Sanders

The sign I made and carried....