Last weekend, activists marched in Atlanta, as well as about 30 other cities across the United States, calling for Trump’s impeachment.
Since Trump was elected, there have been countless protests. The Women’s March, protests against Trump’s executive order to prevent Muslims and refugees from entering the country and marches against his draconian immigration policies, just to name a few.
The New York Times called the will to resist Trump “reflexively efficient.” However, it’s also been exhausting. So I think it’s time to think about what we’ve accomplished in the past few months and recharge for the resistance ahead.
We got really close to getting Jon Ossoff elected. Ossoff got 12 thousand volunteers and an entire nation excited about Georgia’s Congressional District 6. The fact that a progressive candidate made the race that close was a major accomplishment in itself. We’ve managed to push back hard against Trumpcare, delaying the vote and making the fate of this disastrous bill uncertain.
What we need now is to recharge and get ready for the road ahead. Every day Trump is in office will mean another battle. We need to be ready to keep fighting back.
The only way we truly claw our way back to sanity is to have lots of great progressives step up to run for office.
In the next two years, hundreds of local offices from school board to county commission and on and on will be up for election.
The only way you ensure losing is by not running.
Want to DO something? Run for office. Step up to serve.