#100DaysStronger: Keep resisting + persisting.
Today is 45’s 100th day in office. Our #DailyRevolution is to say thank you for making us #100DaysStronger. You've really shown up, and together we've made hundreds of calls; sent letters, emails, faxes, and postcards; marched in hundreds of protests across the country; and grown our resistance into the thousands.
During President Obama’s first 100 days in office, he worked with Congress to achieve some serious wins: passing an economic stimulus package to start to pull the country out of the depression left by W.; signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for equal pay for women; and reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, among other victories.
But 45’s first 100 days will be better known for losses and scandal than wins. As The Hill writes this week, “Actually, things have gone better for the resistance than they have for the administration.”
We couldn’t agree more. Thanks to you, we are #100DaysStronger. As a result of you showing up every day, staying informed, and helping us stay conscious and persistent, we've brought resistance into our everyday lives by showing up at marches, sticking post-its up in local restrooms, and writing postcards and love letters with friends. We’ve kept our New Year’s Revolutions in personal ways by changing our trash habits, emailing former school principals, and recognizing the importance of caring for ourselves to maintain our resistance. And we’ve been there for each other as we all adjust to this new reality, committing to active listening, talking about depression, and sharing the stories of resisters both known and historically under-recognized.
And we’ve called. And called. And called some more. ;) (And that’s just a sampling!)
Take some time today to reflect on all you’ve done the last 100+ days, and how much stronger and more prepared you are to persist for the days ahead. Because we were here on Jan. 1, preparing our resistance, and we’re not backing down now. Thank you for showing up. And we’ll see you tomorrow, the 120th day of our resistance!
This week we’ve been sharing stories of people who have really shown up in these first 100 days. Check them out on our Instagram @anewyearsrevolution.