Hi all, it’s been a while. SHOUT OUT to all of you who held it down in Providence for the Women’s March in January. I was in D.C and was super happy to see you all turn out. That was AMAZING!
I am sure you are all still reeling from all that has happened in the first 35 (!) days of the Trump presidency.
There’s a lot to process. There’s even a condition called Trump Anxiety, which therapists started reporting hearing about in early 2016. YES, it’s real and yes you should talk about it. There is nothing status quo about our new Emperor in Chief and while anxiety is awful, sometimes it tells you there is something wrong with what is happening around you. You are not alone, paranoid, or “crazy.”
On that note, let’s begin.
The Conservative Voice of Rhode Island, John DePetro, is planning a Trump Rally on Saturday, March 25 at our State House, starting at noon. The event reads:
“This will be an opportunity for the people of Rhode Island to rally together and send a message that they support President Trump, and do not support Governor Raimondo, Mayor Elorza, and reject their failed policies.”
I have so many responses to this statement, BUT I’m trying to be a better person. So, in the spirit of productiveness, peace and not pissing people off, this is your rally cry. YOUR CALM, NAMASTE, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, RALLY CRY.
We need some organizing for a peace rally. A counter to their rally, which they have every right to hold. We also have a right to say that we do not support or agree with our president’s new policies and the turn backwards this country has taken in the past 30 odd days.
There’s a certain amount of work involved with rallying and I am sure many of you can contribute. I will update this blog as I get more info on social media event pages and the like.
I want us to show the world that we love our neighbors. That walls are good for flood control, not people control. That we will take the sick and wounded and downtrodden because that is What Makes America Great. We are Rhode Island, a state founded on religious freedoms. Let’s remind everyone that still rings true. We will not let hate take hold. We will not let fear fester. We will not become complacent in our duties as global citizens. Our new immigrants should not fear for themselves or their children. Let us stand tall and be seen.