Dear WordPress friends,
It’s been awhile since I posted on here about my activities in DC, and I apologize for the delay in sharing the news with you all. I update my Twitter feed most frequently, so if you use Twitter and you want to follow me, you can do so at @Taephoenix.
Tomorrow is going to be amazing
Tomorrow is a huge day of action organized by dozens of groups including the Poor People’s Campaign, MoveOn, Women’s March, and Center for Popular Democracy (Action) – as well as our original Remove Trump crew who have been making office visits and staging protests every day since January 6.
9am Volunteer Training – St Mark’s Episcopal (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)
10am Action Training – St Mark’s Episcopal (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)
12pm Action – Hart Senate Office Building Atrium (120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002)
5:30pm – Poor People’s Campaign National Tour Meeting (Facebook event here)
If you want to help make it possible for folks to converge on the Capitol, donate to the Center for Popular Democracy here: http://bit.ly/cpdfightback
On Friday, we paid a visit to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house. We wrapped his door in crime scene tape and sang to him.
— Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) January 25, 2020
Every law you break
Every oath you fake
Every deal you make
Every step you take
We are watching you
Every single day
Every word you say
All these games you play
With the USA
We are watching you
And I can see your contempt for me
But I’m here to say this is not okay
Melody & Chords: Sting
Lyrics: Me & The Resistance Company
Video credit: @ker_dc on Twitter – https://twitter.com/ker_dc/status/1220812410405126151
Yesterday, we visited the offices of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) with a musical message: “we want to see you be brave“… and vote for witnesses and documents.
As we sang, the front office staffers were visibly touched, while Romney’s chief of staff and the rest of his aides stopped their daily all hands and came out into the hall to listen.
We’ve been to many offices in our time, but @TaePhoenix singing Brave in @MittRomney’s might be the all time best! His staff was (rightly) floored Cc: @Remove_TrumpNow @IndivisibleTeam @MarchForTruth17 @by_the_ppl @justinhendrix @ezralevin @Leahgreenb @es_indivisible pic.twitter.com/M2WFE3mJt3
— Indivisible Brooklyn (INBK) (@bkindivisible) January 27, 2020
Afterwards, we had a very positive exchange, which you can watch below. Office visits are sometimes a frosty affair, but bringing music to the process has changed the atmosphere on more than one occasion. I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with the power of music.
I also want to thank Mason, Khayah, Deanne, Laura, Kristen, Alison, Michael, Kevin, Susan, and Patricia for their financial support of my stay in DC. Their contributions have paid for four additional, much-needed nights in a hotel convenient to the Capitol, which has allowed me to have a place to rest between actions and conserve my limited energy for the work itself.
If you would like to join them in helping me pay for housing, groceries, and transportation, I would very much appreciate your support.
Finally, I want to apologize for an incomplete version of this post that I mistakenly hit publish on before it was ready to go. It has been deleted and replaced with this one.