Today as millions of Americans take to the streets, the resistance begins

Today as millions of Americans take to the streets, the resistance begins January 20, 2017
Image: Public Domain
Image: Public Domain

I sit down to right with 50 minutes before Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States.

As I watch a video of President Obama leaving the White House, and I watch the clock as I type each word I feel strangely emotional. Not because I was particularly fond of Obama’s presidency, in fact, I was quite critical. I feel emotional and scared for the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, Muslims, and those who just happen to have the right shade of skin that people think they must be Muslims.

Not because I was particularly fond of Obama’s presidency, in fact, I was quite critical. I feel emotional and scared for the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, Muslims, and those who just happen to have the right shade of skin that people think they must be Muslims.

I feel emotional and scared for the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, Muslims, and those who just happen to have the right shade of skin that people think they must be Muslims.

However, Trump and his administration are something we have never seen before.

Yet, I don’t think I have time to be emotional over this.

Aside from fears of what will happen to my family’s healthcare, we will be fine. We won’t see the brunt of legislation that will turn our lives upside down.

So I have to turn this emotion into action.

At noon today, I am taking to the streets in rainy Southern California to make my voice heard with thousands of others that we will not sit by quietly as Trump’s administration tries to set us back hundreds of years.

Millions of others around the country will be doing the same.

Today is the start of the resistance. We will combat fascism, bigotry, racism, homophobia, and anything else Trump and those that feel empowered by him, throw our way.

Too many lives depend on such action.

I hope to see you all out there fighting this, every day.

If you’re looking for resources on how we stop Trump. I put together a list here.

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