That was pretty awesome!
Like many of you, I marched on Saturday.
I headed to Lansing - in the fog - with 3 of my friends. We knew it was going to be BIG . . . when we arrived at our Park-and-Ride meet-up point here in Kalamazoo . . . and found the lot overflowing! There were women meeting women everywhere -- but no places to park. (We took the last available spots.)
The Michigan March on Lansing organizers were hoping for 2,500 . . . and ended up with a crowd of about 9,000!
Here's a photo (not my photo, and unfortunately, I can't figure out who to credit) of the crowd gathering on the grounds of the capitol building. Later in the day, we spilled out over the sidewalks and into the streets.
Lots of energy.
Lots of passion.
And so many pink hats!
It really was inspiring to be part of this event.
And the signs? Oh, they were the best! Here are a few of my favorites . . .
And, several signs that are, sadly, especially poignant here in Michigan (because, yes -- the Flint water crisis is still very real) . . .
So much energy!
It was wonderful to participate in solidarity with my daughter - marching in Pittsburgh, my sister - marching in Cheyenne, my daughter-in-law - marching in Denver, and all of YOU -- all around the the country . . . and the world!
YES. WE. CAN.