Siskiyou Progressives Andy
Our goal is to be a central portal of communication for all the small groups and individuals working toward progressive goals in Siskiyou County, California. We advocate for social justice, sustainability, and thriving community.
The purpose of this forum is to be a central portal of communication for advocacy groups, non-profits, and individuals working toward progressive goals specific to Siskiyou County. We advocate for social justice, sustainability, and thriving community.
To the members of Siskiyou progressives, I would like to clarify some misconceptions that I am perceiving from some of the posts here.
On Monday of last week I was seeking information from many groups and individuals about where any event was planned on January 20th or 21st. There were none. Nothing was planned or in the works. Someone responded to me that I should do it. I did. I spent all day Tuesday finding out if a permit was needed, how it could be done, and what might be required to do this legally... and what day might be preferable to the city and the police department. At the end of the day, Saturday the 20th was selected, no permit was needed if we didn't stop traffic, need portable potties, have vendors, and remained on the sidewalk and in the two plazas - City Hall Plaza and Parker Plaza. Step one completed.
My personal concept for this event was a time and place for ALL people, women, men and children, to step up and be counted as citizens dissatisfied with the state of our government one year after the inauguration. It was not my intention to be staging a rerun of last years' Womens' March. It WAS my intention to involve all dissatisfied citizens regardless of gender. With that aim I searched for speakers. Speakers of both genders with concerns common to all of us.
Since then, my husband has had to put up with me being completely preoccupied with Saturday. He has been supportive and is playing a major part in helping me, while I am neglecting him.... Many people, men and women, have crawled out of the woodwork to offer help. One made a poster with Women's March at the top in small letters. It didn't bother me.... until now. There are people, most of them in this one group, who are focusing only on that. I am a very old feminist from the late '60's and I still am a strong feminist. I have my own #metoo experiences and very strong feelings about Time's Up. The quickness of some of you to criticize makes me wonder why you didn't step up and organize for Saturday. And also why I haven't heard from some of you with a willingness to help.
P.T. Barnum said it quite well: "You can't please all of the people all of the time, but you can please some of the people some of the time." You are all welcome and encouraged to come Saturday to STAND UP AND BE COUNTED. I have tried to put together a program that addresses many of the concerns we all have. It will be presented by both women and men. I expect common decency and kindness to be the keynote of the day. Everyone is welcome.
**UPDATE** At about 3, I saw them again, just after passing a man standing at the intersection of Lake and MS Blvd, wearing a shirt with large print that read: IN TRUMP WE TRUST
So, now I am growing concerned about the potential for confrontation from Pro-Trump, anti rights groups, bigots, and others who might be plotting to show up Saturday to throw mud in the eye of Solidarity for ALL who are calling America home, while trying g to peacefully exist. Do we have a protocol in place for this? What ideas do we have?
Someone is driving around Mt Shasta, in a newer white truck, flying a huge "T-Rump, MAGA" flag. right now