Our sense of relief that Trump lost is still palpable and each day, as his rantings become more and more unhinged, that relief grows. The country and our democracy dodged a bullet. Repairing the damage caused by him and the Republicans is going to be a long, difficult process but we are eager for that process to begin.
For those of us who have been part of the anti-Trump Resistance, the prospect of Trump leaving brings up many emotions and thoughts. We look back and ask, how has this four-year journey changed our lives? We look ahead and wonder, what becomes of the anti-Trump movement without Trump? To better understand all of this, I turned to one of the leaders in New York of the Indivisible movement, Sarah Reeske.
Sarah, who had been the senior regional organizer for upstate New York, is presently the senior regional organizer for all of New York, upstate and downstate, until Indivisible hires a new downstate organizer. With about 100 Indivisible groups in New York, that is a lot of ground to cover but Sarah approaches it with her usual energy and dedication. You can read more about Sarah’s background in an article from the Rome Sentinel entitled, “The progressive passion of Indivisible Mohawk Valley’s Sarah Reeske.” In the article, she “describes her job as saving democracy and she couldn’t be more passionate about doing just that.” https://romesentinel.com/stories/the-progressive-passion-of-indivisible-mohawk-valleys-sarah-reeske,70804
Sarah, a divorced parent of two small children in upstate New York, has been the guest speaker several times for our East End Action Network (EEAN) meetings. Her energy and optimism are always inspiring. I thought if anyone had insights about the Indivisible movement, where we have come from and where we might be headed in the future, it would be Sarah.
I was right. In a wide-ranging conversation, we talked about how she got started with the Resistance, her work in New York and the future priorities of Indivisible [more].

 

SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog, www.theresistanceandme.com.  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.