Grand Marshall on a Budget:
4/29/17 People's Climate Movement March. All it takes is a Home Depot bucket, a rope and a pair of sticks to lead well over 1000 people on a march for the climate. He took his job quite seriously as well. Dude could play. The march coincided with the People's Climate March in Washington DC. The protest was in response to The Trump Administration's rollback of restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, oil drilling, mining and coal fired power. This was Portland's last large march before the narrative turned to the alt-right Portland invasions and a switch from an offensive strategy to a defensive one. While there are still marches and demonstrations to date, there haven't been any large scale ones since this. It's my opinion that it will take a whole lot more of these street demonstrations with as many people as attended the woman's march to open any politician's eyes to the public's collective voice. Simply put, we aren't doing enough protesting. Unless tens of thousand of us come together and make our voices heard over and over, our protests will simply be a way for those that do attend to vent their frustrations and share their stories 1 hand drawn sign at a time.
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