Sunday, January 22, 2017

Astoria Women's March: Deb Vanasse "Indivisible"

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We cannot walk alone.” Surely, as evidenced by this crowd, we do not walk alone.

Dr. King also said, “As we walk, we must make the pledge that we’ll always march ahead.”
When today’s march is over, how will we march ahead? How will we channel today’s energy into sustainable, effective action?

Many of you are already involved in civic-minded organizations that embrace the call to activism. We applaud these efforts. In the days ahead, much will be required of us. Now more than ever, we need to support the good work of all.

One choice among many for marching ahead is Indivisible North Coast Oregon. A two-week young movement with over 3,000 groups nationwide, Indivisible promotes grassroots activism to resist an agenda built on racism, authoritarianism, and corruption.

If you’re interested in marching ahead with Indivisible, add your name to the sign-up sheet under the canopy. We’ll notify you via email of our upcoming kick-off meeting. You can also find us on Facebook as “Indivisible North Coast Oregon.” If you’re joining us from outside Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, visit to find a group in your area - and of course you can still sign up for notifications from our group!

To quote once more from Dr. King, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”
Today, we commit ourselves to being that light.