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Santa Cruz Women’s March

The thing about marches and rallies and activism are that they are good for the soul. It’s a form of fellowship, not unlike the feeling I had back in my church-going days. It’s nice to know you’re not alone, in the resistance, and for me nothing replaces the solidarity of in-person activism. And in Santa Cruz on Saturday, it was packed — nearly 20,000 marched, in the main drag, downtown.

My Favorite Chant:

We need a leader, not a creepy Tweeter!



My Favorite Sign:

Grab Them By The Midterms


Me standing in front of my favorite sign, Santa Cruz Women’s March 2018

Note on the signs: there were soooo many signs. There usually are at marches and political rallies, but even so, this rally seemed sign-heavy. Many of the signs were creative, and for those of you who belong to the grammar police, all of the signs I saw were spelled correctly 😉



Downtown Santa Cruz, 2018 “Be The Change” Women’s March


And lastly, a little video footage from the tail end of the march:


More video, news clip:

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy; I pass the winters in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I'm working on a memoir-based nonfiction book on the American Dream. I blog, quite frequently, and I also have a novel in process, set in Alaska.

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