Beth, Minnesota

Purpose – Marching On

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On Saturday I gathered with 100,000 of my close personal friends in downtown St. Paul for the Women’s March on Washington in Minnesota. I couldn’t believe the turnout – they expected around 25,000 to 30,000 people. I’m proud of my State for turning out in droves.

I have many reasons I chose to march. My son’s future for one – his education, his environment, his very life. And I marched because I will never ever support a person in high office who made statements about women the way our current President did.

Will it change the outcome of the election? No. But it made me feel better to be with other people who feel the same way, it made me feel like together we can achieve things, together we can work towards a better future. So no, nothing changed from marching on Saturday, but it was cathartic and it is the first step in trying to make a change and come together for a better tomorrow.

Onward and upward, I’m ready to get to work.

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4 thoughts on “Purpose – Marching On”

  1. Deciding to go to the march for me was one of the greatest decisions. I almost didn’t because it was my one weekend with my kids (I get one per month during the school year because they are with me all other times) and I didn’t want to lose any time with them. Ultimately, though, I felt it was important for me to go with them even if it meant losing a couple of hours with them. What a special day! Good for you for going!

  2. I am so proud of you for going. I still regret not going. I love how large it became with every city reporting numbers much higher than expected. The thrills me the most is how similar the signs were everywhere. I couldn’t tell based on the signs whether I was looking at the pictures my aunt took of the March in DC, that you took in Minnesota, that a friend took in Manitoba. It’s amazing that so many people were there for the same cause, even if their backgrounds, their privileges and their political leanings may have differed.
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  3. I love you for doing this! I hated that I could’t be there (I volunteered for something not realizing that they were on the same day-I need to figure out how facebook events can be automatically on my calendar like they use to) I think you and everyone there are amazing and give me so much hope.

  4. That is awesome that you marched Beth!! I know so many people who did, and I think the turnout here in KC was pretty good too. I had a stomach bug on Saturday, so no marching for me unfortunately. Ollie is lucky to have such a strong, smart mom like you to raise him!!
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