Member Voices: Marching for Heather Heyer and Women’s Vote in Los Angeles
I don’t get to as many marches and demonstrations as I would like. It can be hard to balance work, family, and activism. But activism is at the top of my priorities when it comes to making decisions about my time.
The Indivisible groups in Southern California do a good job of keeping the resistance going. Joining the Indivisible Suffragists in Los Angeles on August 26th was uplifting and inspiring for me, my daughter, and my friends. Our SoCal TWW groups try to stay connected with Indivisible, Black Lives Matter, Womens March and others to support our community of resisters.
It seems to me that if we are going to make a difference in this country, building community will be the foundation of all future successes. Contributing to efforts to create a new paradigm will be the way through this mess. Marching with my sisters and brothers gives me the strength to continue on that path.
Jacqui Viale is an educator living in Long Beach, California with her family, enjoying a temperate climate and relatively clean water. Her social activism focuses on education and equal rights for all. Her local TWW group is working to help flip seats in neighboring districts by spreading the word about progressive challengers.