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On the March

Equality, respect, and justice shouldn't be 'liberal' ideologies. They should be universal. It shouldn't matter which way you lean politically. Respecting a woman for who she is, respecting an immigrant for who they are, respecting your neighbor for who they are. None of that should pertain to one political ideology or another. You're a human being. Treat everyone else like they are, too.

img_0225Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark – Newark, DE.

This morning close to 1,000 people gathered to march through Newark as part of the Womens’ March on Washington. By no means am I a skilled crowd-sized estimator but by my untrained eye, but at minimum I’d put the number at 750 marchers. Delaware Online estimates over 1,000 people marched today. At the front of the line was Representative Paul Baumbach. County Executive Matt Meyer was there as well. I’m certain there were more elected officials but the crowd was much too large to find them.

To be perfectly honest, I was humbled, honored, and proud to march with such amazing people and be a part of the much, MUCH bigger movement around the world.

Equality, respect, and justice shouldn’t be ‘liberal’ ideologies. They should be universal. It shouldn’t matter which way you lean politically. Respecting a woman for who she is, respecting an immigrant for who they are, respecting your neighbor for who they are. None of that should pertain to one political ideology or another. You’re a human being. Treat everyone else like they are, too.

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. – Womens’ March Mission Statement

Some photos from today, many taken from the Womens’ March on Delaware Facebook Group

A dad, husband, and public education supporter. Serving on Christina School District's Citizens' Budget Oversight Committee since 2013. Co-chair of Christina's 2016 Referendum Committee. Often found lurking at Christina's Board of Ed meetings, furiously Tweeting and wielding my +15 Memes of Comedic Relief melee weapon to try and explain what's going on. I have to make it fun, or you'll just cry. Trying to be knowledgable about all things public education in Delaware; finances, operations, laws and spread understandable information to everyone. If you see me, say hi.

3 comments on “On the March

  1. I was there…I would say definitely over 1000!

  2. cmannering

    The marches across the country left many feeling inpsired. We are creating a whole new wave of advocates and I love it! So happy we were one of the many families who marched yesterday!

  3. Elaine Smith

    Well said–respect should be a universal applied value. I marched in Washington and am grateful for the many others there and for
    marchers around the world. We must stay informed, and continually hold our local and national politicians accountable. Keep up the pressure. January 21 was the beginning, not the end.

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