Here’s something I don’t normally say on this blog: Don’t shop with me on Monday, December 12. Don’t shop anywhere that day.
Instead, join the Women and Allies Nationwide Protest. If you can, take off from work — feel free to use heel spurs as your excuse — and join a march in your city to let Donald Trump and his fascist handlers/flunkies know that nothing they do is okay with you. Here is the list of the events planned (so far) in various cities.
For New Yorkers like me, here is your info:
The New York march starts at noon in Columbus Circle.
If you can’t take the day off, at least stop by on your lunch hour to demand that, among other things:
- Donald Trump cut ties with the racist Steve Bannon.
- The right-wing end its crusade against Planned Parenthood and Roe v. Wade.
- The government take a firm stance against sexual assault and rape, as well as provide funding for the processing of rape-kit backlogs.
March to show that you will not tolerate being paid less or otherwise discriminated against because of gender identity or sexual orientation. March to show that you will not accept hatred.
Because all these kleptocrats care about is money, I’m asking you to spend no money at all that day. Seriously, bring your lunch to work. Get your gas tank filled the day before. Spend nothing! Show them what the economy is like when you’re not contributing to it. Also, #grabyourwallet and boycott these companies that carry Trump products — not just one day, but every day.
See you in Columbus Circle!
Wendy, thanks for doing this and talking about the dangers of a trump presidency on your blog! I have not been able to believe how so many online blogs and publications have dodged the issue and just kept talking about how to make a winter capsule wardrobe or how to wear your strapless dresses in the winter. Unreal to post nary a mention of this watershed event! You are going above and beyond by giving people ways to get into activism that feel doable. I have been reading your blog since 2008 and I appreciate you.
Thanks for sticking with me all this time, Louise!
I’d sure love to get back to talking about fun things more often but when faced with the end of our democracy, I just have to speak out!