On Friday, October 20, 2017, I went to Mountain View to attend a rally organized by the progressive group Indivisible. The group wanted to show their support for various progressive causes in light of the recent actions by the Trump administration on several fronts.
During that time, I talked to several activists about the political environment since November. Several of them have attended a number of protests, marches and rallies this year, and we traded stories of our experiences meeting like minded people.
I mentioned how I’ve been trying to focus on only a few issues so I don’t feel overwhelmed. A lady told me that she takes occasional breaks so she doesn’t get burned out.
Everyone that I talked to felt that it was important to fight for the rights of all people and to be present when a particular group needs support. I’ve been feeling down about the latest political news, and it cheered me up to talk to like-minded people.
Here is a video of the rally.