I’m tired. I want nothing more than to spend the summer working in my gardens and helping my daughter put the finishing touches on her upcoming wedding. I want to play with my pups, cuddle with my cats, and lounge in the backyard with my family and friends. And I’ll do all that. And yet…and yet, I’m not able to ignore the attacks on all that I hold as right and just. I’m not able to ignore the coarsening of our discourse or the corruption of our rule of law. I’m not able to function as if community is unimportant; as if my individual wants supersede the needs of so many. And so, despite the occasional desire to stay in my safe chrysalis, my inner butterfly inevitably emerges in resistance. We have been given words that guide us; remind us; and inspire us, and I’m sharing them today for all who are as tired as I am, but continue in resistance.
We resist for the sake of a more perfect union.
— ACLU-North Carolina (@ACLU_NC) May 15, 2017
This is a major victory for voting rights — we should be working on making it easier to vote, not harder. Democrats will keep fighting. https://t.co/uAR7L8EO3i
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) May 15, 2017
We resist to establish justice.
— UniteBlue (@UniteBlue) May 15, 2017
— 🇺🇸Dawn #Resist🇺🇸 (@dawnstotlar) May 15, 2017
We resist to insure domestic tranquility.
Clapper: US institutions ‘under assault’ externally by Russia and internally by President Trump https://t.co/BwKBrU9UYs
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 14, 2017
This is exactly right: if 3 Republicans don’t block an FBI director before a special prosecutor is named, Democrats must withhold consent. pic.twitter.com/xouzYacZTZ
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) May 14, 2017
We resist to provide for the common defense.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 15, 2017
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) April 29, 2017
We resist to promote the general welfare.
— Jennifer F Smith (@JFSmith434) May 15, 2017
Calls for today: focus on AHCA, Russia, & bonus round for net neutrality. Call 202.224.3121 – here’s a 2-in-1 call guide for AHCA & Russia: pic.twitter.com/vXxddQNBgv
— The Resisterhood (@resisterhood) May 15, 2017
We resist to secure the blessings of liberty.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 15, 2017
— #MarchForTruth (@MarchForTruth17) May 13, 2017
We resist because we are We the People.
— Frederick Douglass (@AmazingDouglass) May 12, 2017