My goals were to …
Fight the stereotyping of protestors and people who are engaging in politics as “left-wing extremists.”
Remind people that we share American values, even if we aren’t on the same point on the political spectrum.
Encourage first-time activists. Let them know they are not alone and not crazy.
Encourage all of us. We are going to lose more battles than we win (most likely) in the next 2–4 years, and we have to keep our heads up. Just because we lose sometimes doesn’t mean we don’t have power.
Hopefully reach some elected officials and let them know we are here and ready to act.
Subtly encourage you to buy Girl Scout cookies. (Just kidding, but I hope you support Girl Scouts in your area!)