Today I will be joining millions of people around the world to send a message to Donald Trump.
He claims that he will be making America great again. There are many (myself included) of us who beg to differ.
Though his term is not even a day old, he has already proposed major cuts to different departments within the government. One of the departments he is proposing major cuts to is the The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
No, no and no.
The arts is the backbone of our country. Music, art, dancing, drawing, theater, etc not only keep this country together, but keep us moving forward. When hate and prejudice tear us apartment, a mutual appreciation for art brings us together. It expands our world and broadens our children’s education. There are millions of Americans who derive their livelihood from the arts. When we de-value the arts, we lose a part of our collective souls.
Another reason I will be marching is Betsy DeVos. Trump’s nominee for Secretary Of Education, to be Frank, is scaring me.
This woman has no experience in the field of public education as either a student, educator or parent. Her children were among the lucky few who did not graduate from college with thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars of student debt hanging over their heads. She has no business running this country’s public school system and I fear for future generations if this women is confirmed as Secretary Of Education.
These are two of the many reasons I will be marching today. See you on the picket line.