This is going to be a show of force. Because we are in the national spotlight we have a chance to speak against an ideal that is regressive. This is about power, liberty, right to choose, anti war, suffragette, all of it in one place at latitude 60. I am so proud of being an Alaskan woman and to be with women who stand for the same principles in rejecting the controlling philosophies of the GOP. Sometimes standing against something is more powerful than standing for.
Take these two statements. “I am for ethical treatment of prisoners.” OR “I am against torture.” See, that is why I am proud to say I will be arm and arm with Alaskans on Saturday.
We are powerful. We are going to be the true Alaskan difference in this election.
Who wants to have wine and make signs on Friday night?
A local right wing blow hard, not known for being remarkably clever, announced this on his talk show giving out the name and phone number of the organizer. Death threats were next. I know what that feels like. The “watch your back”, “we know who you are”, etc. Standing strong together, one voice, saying we are not afraid, that is who we are. Haven’t they seen the bumper sticker, “Alaska Girls Kick Ass”? The one’s you have to watch out don’t have a warning label on their car.