I'm not an activist/organizer-type but I did campaign for Obama and recently I attended some community rallies at the state capital to let our legislators know that some of their electorate were not pleased with cuts to services affecting women, children, teachers, the unemployed, and the economically disadvantaged. To make things even worse, this super majority's making changes to the rules to suit their purposes and ensure their agenda.
Led by the clergy, the weekly "Moral Monday" rallies mobilized people enforce — even though it hasn't swayed our Republican governor or legislators one iota.
Last Monday, as 8000 people gathered from across our state, across generations, across issues, across religious, racial, socio-economic, and sexual affiliations— posters in hand and on their backs — with purpose and voice, in call-and-response — the crowd chanted:
"Tell me what democracy looks like?
THIS is what democracy looks like..."
Red, white or blue — it was a show of strength and a crowd I was proud to be part of — 'cause this is what democracy looks like.