On Monday I wrote that we couldn't have a #MarchForOurLives without including #BlackLivesMatter. The teens who organized the marches this past weekend know this, but it really is up to us adults to start stepping up. If you can make it to a Women's March or a March For Our Lives you can also make it to a Black Lives Matter protest. I've been to both with kids and have always felt perfectly safe. (By the way if anyone is available to come to any week day march or protest with me please let me know as I need help just making sure the kids don't run off when I'm by myself - I will get you coffee and snacks and make your sign!).
Anyway, walking along Capitol Mall in Sacramento with so many people again this past Saturday felt pretty empowering. But marching is never going to be enough, as large and empowering as they may be, so please continue to use your voices, your words, and most importantly your vote. Many of us cannot vote, and while we will take to the streets and demand change, we rely on you to go and vote the right people in. We don't need guns on the streets, in schools, or even in the hands of badly trained police officers who have been conditioned from the get-go by a racist, white supremacist establishment.
You can find my photos from this weekend's March For Our Lives right HERE, with a selection below.