Why we marched, and what’s next

On January 21st, TakeAction board members, staff members, and leaders marched in the Women’s March in St. Paul. Take a look at why we marched, and then sign up for what’s next – action!

We’re doing weekly phone banks at TakeAction’s office in St. Paul to make sure the energy, determination, and resistance we felt at Saturday’s march continues for Trump’s first 100 days and beyond. Every Tuesday night from 6pm to 9pm we’ll put our marching feet to work on the phones, calling Minnesotans around the state and asking them to call their elected officials on the most pressing issues of the week.  To sign up for next Tuesday night’s phone bank, click here.

Amanda Otero, Arique Aquilar, Elizabeth Lienesch, TakeAction staff

We marched for renewed hope, to know that we’re not alone, and because it was a chance to be surrounded by people ready to act.

Mihiret Abrahim, TakeAction board member

My daughter, and I went because it’s bigger than pussy hats for us. I marched because I’m proud of how many people were also marching and have been engaged in this moment. But more than that, organizing and resisting is something I do because it’s not an option for me. My family’s life depends on it. And now, after the march, I want everyone to ask themselves, what does resistance look like for you on a daily basis? In both your work and personal life, what will you do? Will you be contacting your representatives more, holding them accountable? How can you perpetuate your resistance?

Jane and Art Price, TakeAction leaders

Art and I walked with our daughters, Maggie and Anne, as well as our granddaughters, Olive (age 7) and Esme (almost 6.) Our sign says it all about why we marched. And we think this has inspired the next two generations of women activists in our family!

We hope to see many of you at phone banks, at the Capitol, in the streets for many months to come. Sign up for our next phone bank here, or email me at amanda@takeactionminnesota.org to learn more about other ways to take action.

In hope,
Amanda Otero, Deputy Organizing Director

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