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Sun Jul 1, 2018, 03:17 AM

Not ALL of Montana is red, thank heavens!

My second youngest sister sent me a clip of herself and my youngest sister at yesterday's protest in Billings, MT against Orange Herr Twitler's zero tolerance and family separation policies.

They are captured in the second photo here (Bethany Baker credit). While they are sitting on the grass in the photo, my sister said that they were truly inspired, even though the photo may not capture their inspiration, LOL.

https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/photos-protesters-gather-for-the-families-belong-together-rally-at/collection_25e23d2a-3b0e-5ab6-afe2-ac06eac7a0df.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share#anchor_item_2

This is great to see. Marches took place in Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Helena and even - Great Falls!!!

Here's a report from the march in my beloved MIssoula: https://www.missoulacurrent.com/government/2018/06/immigrant-march-missoula/

Hundreds of Missoulians marched through the streets Saturday to protest the separation of immigrant families on the southern border under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy – and to demand that ICE leave Montana.

“I think the Missoula community has been watching pretty aghast at what’s been happening at the borders,” said Rebecca Weston, co-director of Montanans for Immigrant Justice. “I think this is both an opportunity to share our rage, but also then to continue the demand that we actually want real change.”

As a psychotherapist, Weston said she knows the trauma children experience when they are forcibly separated from their families.

“I know deeply what this means to kids,” she said. “My mom was a refugee at age 3 and was in an orphanage. I know deeply what it means and the consequences that are generational.”

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 09:20 AM

1. Hooray for Montana!

I marched in spirit in my hometown Missoula. Had to take my son to Lewistown to play baseball. I hear the march in Missoula was a huge success. It is important that we are visible to each other so we know we’re not alone. I’m really pleased to know there were marches in Billings and Great Falls. We’re making progress in Big Sky Country.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 2, 2018, 02:48 AM

4. I hope that there is a large

anti-Trump group to protest his visit there - if he actually comes.

Thanks for marching in spirit! Although I grew up on the MT high plains near the Canadian border, I spent some of the happiest years of my life in Missoula and still consider it my MT "home."

As I recall it, even in the 50s and 60s, many from the area where I grew up considered Missoula to be a "hotbed of liberals." Most Missoulians are my kind of people!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:53 AM

2. Bozeman had a great turn out.

I saw two people that I know that are hard core Republicans. I have hope for them.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 2, 2018, 02:42 AM

3. That's great to hear!

I really hope that Tester holds his seat and that Kathleen Williams ousts the "Giant Fart."

Thanks for going!

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