Since the decision came down, we have been grappling with its outcome. Speaking about what the election of Donald Trump means in the aggregate is worthy of another, more detailed blog post, but this is not the time for that.
We participated in the marches that snaked through downtown Los Angeles with throngs of people decrying the clearly espoused racism, misogyny, homophobia and anti-working class rhetoric of the incoming administration. But it left us feeling disconnected from our own neighbors, from the struggles that occupy our day to day lives here in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County.
We thought about how to combat this for a long while and have reached this decision. We want to meet our friends, neighbors, coworkers, classmates and others in the streets – to show our power. We want to build relationships of affinity with one another and the quickest to do this is hitting the street.
So, we are calling for what seems like an unprecedented event in the S.G.V. – a march on the day that Donald Trump is meant to be inaugurated as president of the most powerful and brutal country on the face of the planet.
This march will coincide with what will surely be an entire day of mass disruption and civil disobedience across the United States.
We plan to meet on the corner of Maplegrove and Valinda in La Puente, starting at 7 p.m.
We will see you on the 20th.