I went to the protest against the Executive Order to Ban Regufees and Immigrants from 7 Muslim Countries. The organizers of the event each had their own unique story and shared it with everybody and are proof that we are not alone in this fight against hate and discrimination.
I couldn't explain why I was so outraged at hearing that Trump passed an executive order that essentially was a Muslim ban. But after seeing the signs and when one of the speakers, Kat Ngo told her story it made me realize that this is not just about Muslims.
She spoke about her family being a refugee, and that if it wasn't for her family fleeing for America, then she wouldn't be here. I realized that I probably know more people that are here because their families are refugees or are immigrants and what my life would be like without them. Growing up you never ask your friends "hey why did your family decide to leave their home country", because it was just normal to have friends from different backgrounds. I digress.. She also spoke about how refugees are already heavily vetted and are the ones running from terrorists.
One of the organizers Dex, spoke about stepping up and becoming more involved.
It was also nice to see that there were lots of people helping to get their message out. There was a group of people that had postcards and stamps for people to sign and send their message to the White House.
If you want to get involved read the Indivisible Guide. It has a lot of useful information on how to make a difference.
Here's a link to my Gallery from the protest.