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[personal profile] giandujakiss
So I can make tailored signs for all the damn protests.

I am not a protest person. I hate it. I don't get energized; I get tired. I don't like shouting slogans, I feel ridiculous. I don't like talking to strangers.

But if not me, who? So, I go.

Next one's Saturday.

Date: 2017-08-16 01:39 am (UTC)
yhlee: Gunn pointing his finger (AtS Gunn)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Thank you.

I'm not aware of any protests being organized in Baton Rouge (and couldn't go for health-related and other reasons even if they existed) but I'm glad they are happening elsewhere.

And yeah, I hear you on feeling tired. I hate making phone calls and this damn presidency has caused me to make four phone calls to my senator--that's not a lot, but this is the first time IN MY LIFE I have contacted an elected official. Because if not now, then when? If I have two brain cells to rub together, I may try calling my senator tomorrow.

*support support*

Date: 2017-08-16 01:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akamarykate
Thank you for lending your presence and your voice. I always dread them, but end up feeling lifted when I go--but I totally understand how they can have the opposite affect, and I'm so impressed that you're going in the face of that.

Date: 2017-08-16 03:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shati
A few people at the first Logan airport protest brought a large whiteboard and wrote out the protest timing/location/description on the Silver Line as an advertisement, then erased it at the airport and wrote their actual protest sign. I have weak arms, so I'm sticking with posterboard, but it was really handy.

Protests are awful for me physically, but I like being surrounded by people who wanted to protest, and it would be a lot rougher if I didn't. I respect that you go anyway.

Date: 2017-08-16 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Thank you for showing up and doing the hard stuff. *fistbump*

Date: 2017-08-16 04:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
You are inspiring. I feel all the same ways about protests and so I don't go. I am allowing my activism to take other forms and I steer my group members toward protests but I feel like it's not enough.

Date: 2017-08-16 08:29 am (UTC)
ratcreature: Good Luck! (good luck)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
What a nifty idea for a sign creation! And great that you are going, hopefully it will have an impact.

The news out of the US are so constantly mindboggling, and they keep getting more awful and unbelievable. Yesterday I saw something on Twitter about how apparently there are anti-protest laws proposed in some states that would make running people over during protests blocking traffic okay? (meant for accidents I presume, these initiatives started pre-Charlottesville, like one was from North Dakota as reaction to the pipeline protests) And others that wanted to bill protesters for the police costs. Even if these ultimately fail, just that these proposals exist is awful.

I first thought this was some kind of The Onion thing, but further googling got me real news articles from both April and new attention now (I hadn't noticed it then, maybe because state stuff never made it to international news). But then all news is like Onion headlines now.

Date: 2017-08-16 09:16 am (UTC)
lilysea: Tree hugger (Tree hugger)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
Thank you for doing this hard, necessary, work. ^_^ <3

I can't protest because of health reasons - I have severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and if I push myself too hard I could end up housebound or bedbound -

so I am extra, extra grateful for the people who can protest and do protest.
Edited Date: 2017-08-16 09:18 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-16 09:44 pm (UTC)
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
From: [personal profile] rivkat
I know exactly what you mean--I hate it, but I'll do it. Whiteboard is a good idea.

Date: 2017-08-21 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] libitina
I have a terrible time thinking of sign text, but if I have time I'll bake Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles as my protest cookie of choice.

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