Incredibly moving health care rally at Freedom Plaza last night. The Little Lobbyists and their parents were there, powerfully telling their stories, as well as several adults with severe medical needs who are carrying on with their lives in ways that others of us can’t even imagine.
After the health care vote to proceed on discussion, Democratic Senators came out into the waiting crowd to express their disappointment and resolve to keep fighting, and asking the people to do the same. There was a large crowd and I was toward the center of it, just a couple of feet from the Senators. … Continue reading Senators
Excited to get invited to see The Hive today when it was empty except for a small group. The Hive, at the National Building Museum, was built by Studio Gang using 2,700 paper construction tubes.
Fireworks over the Potomac, as seen from Jones Point Park, with the D.C. skyline and miniature Capitol in the distance.
Amazing to see the Flying Wallendas up close, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
The Listo Trapeze Volant troupe at the Folklife Festival.
The Gay Glitter Dance party was a protest against the Senate health care bill, sponsored by Werk for Peace. Starting at Union Station, the group marched down to Mitch McConnell’s house and had a dance party there in the street, complete with biodegradable glitter and confetti.
The Equality March for Unity and Pride took place in D.C. on Sunday morning June 11, starting at Farragut Square and marching past the White House and down to the Mall. It was part of Pride weekend in D.C., taking place in between the parade on Saturday and the Festival on Sunday afternoon.