Donald Trump is president.  So how do we respond?

On November 19, 2016 following the election of Donald Trump, the following email was sent to interested friends:

Donald Trump is president.  So how do we respond?

We would like to invite you to a meeting to discuss the formation of a non-violent group dedicated to hope and accountable action. The first meeting will take place on Sunday December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am.  At the initial meeting we will flesh out the purpose and direction of a proposed monthly action group beginning January 2017.

Meeting on December 4, 2016

Attendees brainstormed group and individual action.  Two small groups were formed: one to discuss action tasks.   The other involved a discussion of media, creation of website and networking.

Attendees were encouraged to think about an individual action (short term and/or long term) to be presented at the next meeting.  Attendees may also propose a group action with the understanding that the person proposing the group action takes leadership on that action and members may join the action if they choose.  It is not necessary to have the entire group sanction a group action.

Individual actions announced to date:

  • Purchase 100 rainbow flags, sell each flag for $5 and donate the proceeds to a group chosen by members
  • Start a blog

Group actions announced to date:

  • Womens’ march on January 21, 2017 at the convention center in Spokane from 11 to 3 to coincide with the women’s march on Washington on Inauguration Day Email Amy for details at Aaiverson@comcast

Articles of interest:

Provided by Merry Armstrong:


Provided by Ann Buckley Jones:

Van Jones: Only a ‘Love Army’ Will Conquer Trump

Though it’s important to fight Donald Trump’s policies, “it’s at the values level that we need to do a reset,” says Van Jones.

Provided by Leona Dater:

The leader of the Alt Right “Hail Trump” group clarifies what he and Trump mean when they say “Make America Great Again”

Next Meeting:

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:45 at Mic and Mark’s home: 1105 West 15th Spokane Washington 99203.  RSVP  at