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Tue Oct 23, 2018, 09:59 PM

Too old to go to Women's March so we're sponsoring college students so that they can go.

At 70+ with some health issues, it's not wise for me to go to the Women's March in January though I'd love to. Long bus ride, sleeping on the bus, long distance walking, etc.

But, my friends and I have some $$ so I suggested that we sponsor young women to attend. They have the stamina but not the $$. We have some $$ but not the stamina. And, it would get some young people involved and committed to political activism at least for this. I can only imagine how inspiring it will be.

So, we contacted a College nearby, my friend had a contact there, and so far we have 25-30 young women who want to go. We can help them with more fund-raising, just to be sure they've got skin in the game, but we can help with a large part of the expenses.

Another friend is working with a college in the middle part of the state and thinks they have 10-20 who'll commit.

So even when we can't do something, we can help others do it. And, it has the benefit of getting young people more involved the political process. We're thinking it could be a win-win-win operation.

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Reply Too old to go to Women's March so we're sponsoring college students so that they can go. (Original post)
SharonAnn Oct 2018 OP
Ohiogal Oct 2018 #1
onetexan Oct 2018 #2
Judi Lynn Oct 2018 #3
SharonAnn Oct 2018 #4
BigmanPigman Oct 2018 #5
oberliner Oct 2018 #6
DURHAM D Oct 2018 #7
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 #8
LBM20 Oct 2018 #9
iluvtennis Oct 2018 #14
Squinch Oct 2018 #10
appalachiablue Oct 2018 #11
pioche4 Oct 2018 #12
iluvtennis Oct 2018 #13
BobTheSubgenius Oct 2018 #15
halobeam Oct 2018 #16
coeur_de_lion Oct 2018 #17

Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:02 PM

1. What a fabulous idea!

Good for you!

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:03 PM

2. What a great idea!

For sure it will get young people involved. Bravo to you and your friends!

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:06 PM

3. What a wonderful idea, SharonAnn. Good grief! I surely hope others will opt to do this, too,

or pass the idea on, at least, to other very civic minded democracy-loving people.

Thank you for organizing where you are and sharing with others here.

This is an idea which should be duplicated over and over.

Very best wishes.

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:15 PM

4. You all can do the same kind of thing in your area. College Democrats Club and

You all can do the same kind of thing in your area. College Democrats Club and maybe some oldsters from your local Democratic Club or Party? Get these young people involved and participating. They really are our hope.

Seriously! Just do it! Try it at least.

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:28 PM

5. I don't know where you live but sister marches have already been announces in a ton of cities

in the US and around the world. Did you check your local areas to see if any are planned near you?

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:30 PM

6. Maybe donate that money to Democratic candidates for office instead?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:32 PM

7. Really? nt

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:34 PM

8. Nice 👍

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:55 PM

9. How about MARCHING TO THE POLLS ON NOV. 6TH. TRUMP/GOP DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PROTESTS!

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:24 AM

14. We can do both - vote on Nov 6th and protest.

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:21 PM

10. That's a great idea. I bet that catches on.

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:23 PM

11. This is terrific, good for you and friends.

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:17 AM

12. I love this!!! Awesome!

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:23 AM

13. Marvelous, simply marvelous.

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:37 AM

15. Genius!

What an excellent idea!

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:47 AM

16. TY for such a great idea!

I have been feeling so horrible because I'm physically limited to do the same, but I will make some calls and try to do this as well!

You are SO right.. it's a way for us to DO something!

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Response to SharonAnn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 08:06 PM

17. Nice. What a great idea!

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