One year ago tomorrow, we rallied.

We rallied against hate, sexism, rape culture, homophobia, Islamophobia, for veterans and the disabled, for people of color.

Today, thousands rallied again.

I find strength in being with people who want to change the world for the better; it reenergizes me.

But, we can’t let it stop there. Rallying once a year is not enough.

What have you done since the last Women’s March? I ran for office, campaigned for good candidates, supported an amazing PAC, and helped form a LGBTQ PAC, spoke out against discriminatory policies that the President enacted, voted in our last election. And I look forward to canvassing for my local Democratic representatives that are up for re-election in 2018.

What did you do? Did you rally, and leave it there? Or did you advocate? Vote? Support? Challenge biases and racism?

Don’t stop at the rally! Do something. Volunteer or donate towards a cause. Work to elect those who represent true American values- hope, opportunity, equality. Vote, encourage those around you to vote. Question, challenge, and change.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi