If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be 780 Third Avenue

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

As Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee were boycotting scheduled votes, stalling the confirmation of two #SwampCabinet aspirants, Steven Mnuchin for Treasury, and Tom Price for Health and Human Services, a crowd of a few hundred demonstrators gathered in falling snow on the sidewalk in front of Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kristen Gillibrand’s New York offices.

The energetic crowd, attending the second Tuesday rally at 780 Third Avenue in as many weeks (#ResistTrumpTuesdays will continue in NYC and nationwide for at the least the first 100 days of the new administration) loudly opposed Trump’s Cabinet nominees, the Muslim ban and the border wall. Allies–fired Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, Senator Kristin Gillibrand, with her perfect NO voting record on the swamp creatures, and Senator Chuck Schumer (who has promised thumbs down on the remaining unconfirmed nominees)–were vigorously applauded.

On Third Avenue drivers in trucks, cabs and cars, immigrants and descendants of immigrants, honked loud and long in solidarity.

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

#ResistTrumpTuesdays, NYC, 1/31/17

RESIST.

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4 Responses to If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be 780 Third Avenue

  1. Steve MacDonald says:

    Remember when Lyndon Johnson couldn’t appear in public without bring confronted by anti-war protesters? It got so intense that he had to hide out in the White House or military bases. So let it be with Trump and all Republican office-holders who support him.

  2. Joyce says:

    Thank you Robin for your observations and photos of what is happening in NYC, they give me the real images of what is going on. It also gives me something to show my students when they ask me what US citizens are doing about the new government.

    • Trump’s ignorance, incompetence, bigotry (I could go on and on and…) has awakened a gigantic resistance movement in NYC and across the country (and with the Women’s March, across the world). His approval rating is the lowest recorded for any American president during what’s supposed to be the “honeymoon” period. It’s going to be a long fight but I know we’ll prevail.

      I hope people in France (and elsewhere in Europe) read our election and the Brexit vote as a real cautionary tale and fight back against right wing, phony populism (Marine Le Pen).

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