Crossposted to Bold Blue Magazine
I stand aghast at the ever-mounting atrocities taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. I'm outraged out. Or rather, I'm ready to release my outrage from my head and heart and keyboard and direct it where it matters: local and state politicians who have the power to put this shit to an end and to make sure it never happens again.
Like you, I'm mad as hell. I'm not going to just stand by and watch this. I may not be able to get to Missouri, but I'm damned sure going to make sure they know I'm not going anywhere. They WILL need to deal with this effectively or there will be POLITICAL consequences to face locally and the state level.
We cannot stand by and watch this happening. Please let's start with this action.
Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, (who, rightfully just vetoed a 72-hour abortion waiting period bill passed by the Missouri legislature) but also act in the people's interest in this case of police brutality, aggressiveness and heavy-handed overreach. He must protect and reaffirm the citizen's constitutional right to protest. He must defend the constitutional right to a free press and stop the detainment of reporters in the area. Today, while he visits Ferguson, he has the power to end this. We must demand that he act with strength, moral courage and leadership.
Make the calls today. Get your friend to make the calls too. And if you're on twitter, hit him up hard.
It all begins today. Make the commitment.
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