Americans have become accustomed to our democracy. It is ingrained in every detail of our lives. We have also become complacent, forgetting that democracy must be fought for.
Today I marched in the New York City Women’s March.
Thousands upon thousands of people, marched for the future of our country and our democracy. As with last year’s march, it was a rallying cry not just for women’s rights, but for the rights of immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color etc. We need to remind those in power that we, the voting public are their employers, not the other way around. Through our votes, we tell them when they are hired and when they are fired. Unfortunately, some of those in power have forgotten whom they are beholden to when it comes to their employment.
I hope that today’s march was a reminder of who controls the keys to the kingdom. And if they have forgotten, perhaps the midterm elections later in the year will remind them.