When people arrive at the Federal Building for their first Tuesday rally, they often ask who’s in charge. When the TV news crew arrived on Tuesday night, they right away asked the same thing. WLOS I knew after I had been interviewed that I hoped my footage wouldn’t be used. That sweet young reporter asked tough questions! And I didn’t have great answers. I haven’t been calling, emailing and post carding anywhere near as much as some other people in the group. I was mightily relieved, when I saw the story today, that my interview had been cut. Some of the people who did make the cut were very eloquent, very dynamic, very touching.
Some people lead by the signs they make – those signs can have tremendous power, can change the dynamic of the rally. Some people lead by starting a chant. That injects tremendous energy. Some people lead by the conversations they have during the rally. They instruct, they encourage, they cheerlead.
Some people lead by what they post on the Facebook page. Facebook event page They post the signs they intend to bring. They offer some guidance about how we should keep going. They may share their experience of the rally with others.
Anna led the other day by asking me how she could help me. She said we need not to burn me out. She was taking leadership – asking the leader to step outside of his comfort zone by receiving help. I said it would be great if she wanted to word process the email list.
She was happy to do it – and I was greatly relieved to have the help. Another labor-intensive task that I have been happy to do, but don’t even know if it serves enough of a purpose, is posting photos from the rallies, Rally photos Let me know if this is a function you value. I love the photos and like that they are up there, but I may be the only one – and I honestly am not willing to keep doing it.
If we’re going to stop Trump, each of will need to step outside of our comfort zones. Each of us will need to lead – maybe in ways we never have.