The March: Boldface Names

I’ve been inundated with photos of Westporters, former Westporters and Westonites at yesterday’s marches, around the world.

I posted plenty yesterday. They showed the diversity, passion and commitment of the women (and men) who came together in places large and small.

I did not plan to post any others. Yet in the spirit of the “06880” tagline (“Where Westport meets the world”), I’m adding 3 more. They show Westport meeting — well, not the world, but some of the leading politicians in the country.

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Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal poses with a Westport sign. The crowd includes Westport Democratic Town Committee chair Melissa Kane, and Nicole Klein.

Staples High School 2014 grad Daniel Kaseff was right there, as former Secretary of State John Kerry marched past.

Staples High School 2014 grad Daniel Kaseff was right there, as former Secretary of State John Kerry (and his dog) marched past.

A group including Staples grads Nancy Kail and Diane Nicklesberg met up with New York Senator Chuck Schumer in Washington, DC.

A group including Staples grads Nancy Kail and Diane Nicklesberg met New York Senator Chuck Schumer in Washington, DC.

Thanks to all who submitted photos. Your energy and enthusiasm came through strongly. It sounds like a wonderfully empowering day.

Alternative comments are of course welcome.

Alternative facts are not.

 

8 responses to “The March: Boldface Names

  1. William Adler

    Terrific posts – thank you Dan. And thanks to all who marched. The scale, emotion, passion, creativity all reminded me (in the nicest possible way) of the spirit behind social activism in the ’60s and ’70s. Revisionist historians say those demonstrations did not really change anything, but I’m here to say they did – there’s enormous power to collective action (ask anyone who was an American, African American or LGBT 40 years ago!). We need to keep the positive energy moving and do what’s right to save the country.

  2. Thank you, Dan. Isn’t information so liberating!

  3. Read many sections of the Sunday NYT today and I’m getting scared.

  4. Paging Diane Nickelsberg! Saw your brother Paul in Massachusetts a couple of years ago. I now live in Bridgeport. Call me! (203) 522-8533 mobile!

  5. @William Adler – while I was not around in the ’60’s and only barely walking in the ’70’s; I can attest to the fact that I am present in the year of 2017 and marching and a movement is happening and we are JUST getting started! 🙂 Nicole Klein

    • Fascinating that Spicer called on the erudite New York Post for his first question as Press Secretary.
      Actually, Spicer was cool as a cucumber yesterday — until the last question about the media “conspiracy “. He almost started to cry.

    • Stop the presses! “Millions Voted Illegaly”, says the Press Secretary.
      Another alternative fact?