We Demand Change…

 

The Time Has Come…

This is what democracy looks like.

Powerful, United, Committed. Smart.

Our motivated posse of 36Strong took to the streets of New York City on Saturday, marching with 100,000s of proactive, caring, concerned Americans.

We marched with 90 year-olds, toddlers, millennials, baby boomers, students, gays, transgenders, the disabled…a true representation of America.

The impetus behind March For Our Lives is tragic and yet united in pain, we were all committed to change.

Our spirits were lifted after interacting with throngs of compassionate, vocal citizens.

No doubt about it, the country must pass significant gun control legislation, demanding universal background checks and banning assault weapons in order to keep our children and streets safe.

One of the key words in many of the teenagers’ speeches was intersectional, a process of diverse groups banding together around common goals.

The term was first coined by American professor Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. The concept already existed, but she put a name to it.

The textbook definition relates to the view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity.

The concept has now expanded to include the specific type of oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual.

Our stellar group joined with Everytown For Gun Safety which is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence.

Everytown is a worthy organization and one you should consider donating to…even $5 would go a long way to contribute to such an important cause.

During the inspirational day we cried together, chanted and felt pride being a part of the best of America.

We  gathered at 61st Street near Central Park and headed backstage to hear the speeches from survivors from Margory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook, the Las Vegas massacre and others who have loss family members across the country.

Sir Paul McCartney joined the movement and he, along with Billie Jean King, marched arm in arm, carrying signs.

The  streets were lined with supportive bystanders.

Senator Chuck Schumer popped up along Central Park South and shouted support without fanfare or an entourage in a plaid flannel shirt and jeans…Go Chuck.

I loved when we marched past Fox News on 6th Avenue and 48th Street and the crowds spontaneously starting chanting, “Shame, Shame, Shame…Fox News Suck, Fox News Sucks!”

It was America at its’ finest.

The March For Our Lives which was represented in bigly, huge numbers in over 800 cities was something special, led by the future leaders of America.

The youth will incite change.

Once we rid this great country of the scourge that is the Trump administration, we will be in excellent hands.

THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!!

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