Is your head spinning? Yeah, so is mine! Trump is doing so much damage so quickly, it sometimes feels as though we will never keep up. There are so many issues calling us to fight, that it can become overwhelming. As Activist co-chair, along with Mary Luebke and John Leonard, we decided that our first activist event should address the elephant in the room. The elephant being the very possible Trump ties with Russia and Russian hacking of our democracy. Our goal was to get as many written letters as we could urging/demanding our representatives to call for an independent investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia and hand deliver the letters to Renacci, Gibbs and Portman at their offices followed up with our groups protesting outside of their offices.
We hand delivered letters to Renacci, Gibbs and Portman’s offices and had enough people to stage our demonstration outside Renacci’s office. I was at that demonstration and I can tell you, we had fun and it felt great to deliver those letters and hold our signs high in protest of what our government, in this case, is not doing.
We requested a face-to-face meeting with Renacci and are waiting to hear from his aides to schedule a meeting. I will be following up with phone calls once a week to get that appointment set.
As a newly formed committee for MCT we are learning how to get the job of effective activism done. We did learn a few things from our first effort.