Ten actions, 100 days: student voices


FROM WORDS TO ACTIONS — Hope students and faculty (left to right: Mark Brice, Sarah Harvin, Katrin Kelley (’18), Noah Groth (’18), Ye Ji Jun (’19) Claire Da Silva (’19), Jazlyn Ruiz (’19), Frina Redoloza (’19)) take action after the Women’s March last week by writing a letter to each of their senators. (Kelly Ocock)

The Women’s March was just the beginning for these Hope College students. Hope United for Justice is teaming up with the Women’s March on Washington and their campaign for ten actions in 100 days.

After millions of marchers voiced their concerns for the country last Saturday, the movement is encouraging everyone to join the next steps in making an impact. The first action of the ten is writing a postcard to your senator about an issue important to you.

Organizer of the event, Katrin Kelley (’18), says, “For me, it’s important to do this because I want to provide a space for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in our country right now and to let them know that their voice is important. This is a great way to make them heard.”

Protesting is an important part of democracy; however, it is not the only action to take when the public wants to be heard. There is so much more work to be done after painting signs and braving the cold to march.
It’s never too late to make your opinions heard. If you missed the gathering, visit www.womensmarch.com to print out a postcard. Find your senator and sign up to be updated on the coming actions.

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