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Born and raised in Southern Indiana, this Hoosier transplanted herself to the Windy City after graduate school. Her passion is teaching, with writing come a close second and gaining momentum. She currently teaches College of DuPage as an adjunct professor in the physical education department and runs a martial arts studio in Naperville, IL. She holds the rank of 3rd Dan in the United States Hapkido Federation.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Does Marching Really Help?

There is one problem with this ... the people in charge today JUST DON'T CARE. Millions marched last week - not even a blip on the radar for the Repugs in charge. THEY DON'T CARE. They have power for the first time in 8 years and they are going to abuse it left and right and no matter how many marches there are - THEY DON'T CARE. They will never care. Until we VOTE them out, they don't care. You can march up and down the National Mall, you can march outside their homes, outside of embassies ... THEY DON'T CARE. It won't change their minds in the least.

I personally feel we should take our energies elsewhere for the next two years. Instead of marching, go to communities and register people to vote. Hold townhall meetings and discuss the issues. Write Op/Eds to counter 'alternative facts.' When election day comes in 2018, drive the elderly to the polls, volunteer for campaigns you believe in.

Now I know this isn't a popular view, to have such a disparraging view of marches, but I just don't think they do much. Yelling, chanting and holding signs for a few hours while walking around ... I don't get it. Those in power have shown time and time again - THEY DON'T CARE. Do something that will make them care. Work downstate ballots, off-year elections, start with the elected school boards and move up to the governorships. That's something you can do NOW that has definitive results.

Now I need to go find an app that will elimiate the Orange Babboon off my FB pages because I can't stand to see his smug face.

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