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Women’s March 2018

Women's March Chicago 2018, Federal Plaza ChicagoOn Saturday, Naoto and I went down to the Women’s March in Chicago. I was expecting it to be a pretty small gathering this year, but it was bigger than last year! Three hundred thousand people marched…and this year, it was an actual march, unlike last year where moving didn’t really happen as much. It was both amazing and unsurprising to see that people are still motivated a year later.  Women's March Chicago 2018, Federal Plaza ChicagoWomen's March Chicago 2018, Federal Plaza ChicagoI didn’t make a sign this year, but I always appreciate good wit. Women's March Chicago 2018, Federal Plaza Chicago, Kimberly & Naoto at Women's MarchCheers to involvement and to change for a better America. Even when we disagree.

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The Women’s March in Chicago

Women's March Chicago 2I’ve been meaning to share some pictures from the Women’s March in Chicago for awhile now.Women's March Chicago 1After the election, I was feeling so discouraged. And still, most days I feel this way. I know we’re not supposed to talk about politics in public and on blogs, but for me, this goes beyond Democrats and Republicans. If Mitt Romney or John McCain had won in 2012 and 2008, I would have been disappointed, but I wouldn’t have been afraid for our country. And, while I think it’s fine to disagree, this whole “alternative facts” thing where the two sides are living in two separate realities…it’s scary. Women's March Chicago, White House CatBut I’m inspired by the number of people who are awakened to politics and getting involved. I have been a huge fan of politics since I was able to vote. I registered as soon as I turned 18 and I’ve voted in almost every election since then. I have always been a fan of writing to my Senator and Congressman, even the ones in “my party” because they don’t always get it right. Women's March Chicago, Trump puts ketchup on his hot dogBeing in the city with 250,000 motivated, progressive, witty people gave me some hope that we’ll get through this, even if there is a lot of work to do. (By the way, that yellow sign is the ultimate Chicago burn.) Women's March Chicago, Grab them by the ballot box, Kimberly and NaotoSo thanks to my fellow marchers for giving me a shot of hope…especially this guy, who is always beside me.

 

P.S. I wrote this in March 2017 but never hit publish. I retroactively published the post January 21, 2018.

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