|Women's March in Austin.|
Trump's promises, fulfilled in a flurry of executive actions, address that now overt fears of brown skinned folks outnumbering white folks, and the changing American culture and the economy.
At the Republican National Convention and at his inauguration, Trump painted a bleak landscape, used the words carnage and tombstone and devastation to describe America. Things are very bad in these United States and "I alone can fix it."
|Women's March at the Texas State Capitol.|
|Marcher in Austin sports The Donald's little hand on one finger.|
|This man is our leader? Really?|
1. Marched last Saturday in the Austin Women's March with long-time friends. I will continue to march, wherever and whenever, for the issues in which I believe.
2. Signed up with Daily Action to receive a morning text message that gives me an issue and a number to call. I've been pretty good about making those calls about Cabinet nominees, the Dakota pipeline and House bill HR 669.
3. Beginning to craft words into op-ed pieces, so I can upload them to FaceBook and send them to newspapers and on-line media.
4. On the lookout for opportunities to support immigrants of all nationalities, and speak out, intervene, when I see bullying and unfairness.
5. Contribute financially to Southern Poverty Law Center and The Sierra Club and continue to support Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union and Emily's List.
6. Step back and center myself, so I don't live in perpetual DREAD. Instead, determine to be purposeful, knowing that when I resist Trump, I am working for my family, friends and colleagues and for my grand children's future.
7. Remember my mother's admonition to her choirs to "Reach down for the high note." For me, that always translated into seeing the big picture/the end game, before taking action - or reaching for that high note. It's easier to make your moves from 'above', instead of standing on your toes to grasp upwards and feeling off balance and a bit uncertain you'll own that note - or that action.