Yesterday in Madison over 75,000 men, women, kids, parents, grandparents, and other concerned citizens showed up to march for equality. The march was part of a worldwide day of demonstrations stemming from the Women's March on Washington in D.C.
Maybe the day wasn't perfect. Maybe there wasn't enough diversity in the crowd, maybe some of the signs were a bit too inflammatory (if we shame Trump for his tiny hands how are we any different from him?) and maybe a few too many women forgot that not all women have ovaries. But the day was historic, and people got up and out of their homes and fought for something they care about. I was most impressed by the jubilant nature of the crowd despite the darkness of the times.
Let's not forget that this is just the beginning, and the rest of the work will take place in our communities. I'm ready to keep up the momentum! Are you?