Why We Keep Marching...
This sign and the super sweet little girl holding it has been marching alongside us in protest of GMOs and big-chemical-claiming-to-be-seed-company-giants like Monsanto 😷 for the past 4 years.
We started marching as a family in the original Right2Know March in 2011 from NYC to Washington, DC, and haven't stopped since, traveling the country educating on GMO awareness because we believe everyone has a right to real and safe food, and that our soil, water, air, environment, and health depend on it!
Just wrapped marching in downtown San Diego's March Against Monsanto, alongside other activists, concerned citizens, and families just like us in 421 cities in 48 other countries. And, the Moms Across America Huntington Beach July 4th Parade alongside other families marching in parades across the country, all standing up and speaking out for food freedom! Because every voice makes a difference and change IS happening! ✌️🐝💪🌿👍
But, I did contemplate long and hard before these two marches this year over the fact that they were… another march. A march against Monsanto, a march for safe food, a march together as a family. After 4 years of marching we know how important this is. But, really, when is it going to be enough? When will Monsanto and government finally wake up and be shaken up by the people enough to change? A part of me wanted to cry because it feels like it is taking too long, too much damage has already been done, that they will always have more money to defeat the people. And, another part of me wanted to cry because of how damn proud I am of these kiddos!!! Growing up in a family of activists and learning how to peacefully protest, to stand up for the injustices, to know that their future matters... YES!!! It is making a difference.
And even my sensory sensitive littles (and not so little) get all caught up in the chants and drums and meaning of it all, because they get it, they really really get it, and oh how it makes my Mama heart flutter ❤️😍❤️ Because, this is all I ever wanted for them, to know that their voice counts, that the people united are much more powerful than profit, and that despite the devastation inflicted on the earth and passed down to them, that change can happen and is happening. That every single voice, every single person who stands up and speaks out, that they make a difference. And, collectively, the thousands that rally in protest, and march, and vote with their forks and dollars, year after year, well… we’re only starting to make noise 💪🎉👊📢👍
To read more on "WHY our family continues to March" see Blog post ~ /blog/2013/5/24/why-we-march.html 💚