Wednesday, November 30, 2016

On Moosilauke, Thinking of the Future

Alex and Sage posted a video pertinent to the election results.  They did this a little while ago on Alex's blog, but I have been so preoccupied with Thanksgiving that I just realized I never posted the link.  You can find that video/Alex's blog here.

By the way, if you're disappointed that my girls are political, or that they are mixing hiking with political statements, then you haven't been paying attention all these years.  Alex and Sage have used their hiking to raise money for equal rights for women since our 2013 hike of the Camino de Santiago.  They have always been political.  They are young women living in this world; how could they not be?  Of course the current President-Elect disappoints them...and they are disappointed that many people in America voted for an openly racist and sexist human being.  They are disappointed in the immediate rise in hate crimes after the election.  They are worried about the safety and well-being of their LBGT friends and family members, and they are concerned about their own reproductive rights as they head into their teens.  So of course they are going express themselves, and of course they are going to figure out how to use their hiking to raise money, or to do something else that's concrete, to combat what we figure will be an anti-female, anti-science, anti-LBGT, and anti-anyone-who's-not-a-white-Christian-male regime. 

Future posts will find the girls being very pro-equal rights, as they always have been, and definitely supporting an organization (or several organizations, they haven't yet decided) they feel will be under direct threat by Trump and his alt-right crew.  They will focus on the positive -- meaning, how you can specifically help and the wonderful things those specific organizations do -- rather on the negative (the horror show that will soon represent the United States government).  They will have their plans finalized by the New Year.

In the meantime -- donate to the ACLU, to Planned Parenthood, to organizations that support and publish climate change research.  Stand up for people in our country who need support right now -- namely, anyone who is not a white Christian male.  Stand up for the future of our country, and for a climate that is suitable for future generations.  Stand up.  Now is not the time for apathy.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Awesome!!! Love seeing young people being informed and taking a stand. We're going to need them. Rock on, girls!!