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Women's March: Seattle

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Ann Medlock

This is #4 in my ongoing series*, "Signs of Sisterhood".

My guest is Ann Medlock, founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Ann. We haven't talked for a few years, since your big birthday and the project you initiated to celebrate the occasion: Help Giraffe Heroes' Ann Medlock Celebrate Her Birthday with Great Project . I understand that you participated in the Women's March on Saturday, January 21, the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated. Tell us about that, please.

When the march was announced and the great graphic appeared inviting people to make those silly pink hats, I started knitting. Haven't done that in years, but it was the perfect worry-bead thing to do with the freaking-out-energy I was experiencing over DT's victory. By march day, I'd made 18 hats, (all in the evenings, after work, of course). They showed up on friends and family in Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco, and tiny Langley, here on Whidbey Island. I asked all the wearers to donate to nonprofits serving women, and I seem to have raised a lot of money. That's good because I really don't like pink and I hate hats so it's good to have more than the worry-bead benefit.

Morgan Klaas, Ann's  grandson's girlfriend

A clear win-win, Ann!

For myself as a marcher, I was kinda concerned about walking/standing for six hours in hilly Seattle, seeings as how I'm 83 and a desk jockey and I've got a little ticker issue. Bought one of those canes that turns into a seat and then left it home in the rush to make the ferry from the island. Really worried then, as well as mad at myself--the best laid plans" Heartened by the yuuuge posse of island women gathering on the ferry dock in our in-your-face hats. Four buses met us on the mainland--our island also exported a lot of carpools to Seattle and some of us flew to DC. The Force is strong with us.

So how'd it go?

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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