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For the second time this year I woke up, checked the news, and felt like I had woken up in the wrong universe.

I am still sad, and angry, and afraid, but now that some time has passed I'm determined. I am going to donate to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood; Jezebel has a good list of organizations people can donate to, if you haven't seen it yet. I am going to write a letter to Hillary Clinton to say thank you. The glass ceiling is holding but it's been badly cracked and I know we can do it next time. I know we can. Every time I want to despair I think of history and how far we've come, even though there's so much farther to go. Look at a hundred years ago. We didn't get here without fighting and I'm not saying progress will happen without more fighting, but it can be done and has been done.


Crosspost: http://silverflight8.dreamwidth.org/177576.html.

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bluegerl
Nov. 20th, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)
Do not despair! You may even be rather pleasantly surprised, and lets face it,. all the election showbiz is just that... SHOWBIZ.

Get on with living YOUR life and enjoy THAT... tis an awful big world out here!

Happy happy days, with smiles and positivenesses!!!
silverflight8
Dec. 17th, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
<3
sherrilina
Nov. 20th, 2016 11:58 pm (UTC)
Yep. :( Though I wish I was as optimistic as you are right now. There have been periods before of progress and then regression, and I fear we may be in the latter period. And I fear that with no action on climate change, we might not have time to cycle through to much more progression. Such a mess. Love your letter to HRC though, maybe I should do that too. I had a dream that I met her and was able to express how devastated I was for her.
egelantier
Nov. 21st, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
i'm tempted to send a thank you letter to hillary clinton, and i'm not even american; she tried so hard, and she did not deserve it. but i've been watching your news for a while - not news news, but the posts and the grassroots thing and calling senators and donations and such, and let me tell you from the other end of this process: there's a chance, and it can be used, and all is nowhere close to being lost, not at this point. i hope it happens for you ♥
wordsofastory
Nov. 22nd, 2016 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this is very much how I feel too. *hugs*
rothleyjackson
Dec. 31st, 2016 06:06 am (UTC)
nice
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