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Thanks to all who sent emails about Rainbow flags fly in Pence’s DC neighborhood from The Hill:

VP Elect “Pence is temporarily renting a house in a Northwest Washington, where several of his neighbors have friends who are members of the LGBT community. According to one of the neighbors, they decided a peaceful way to show their disagreement with Pence’s stance on LGBT rights was to hang the pride flag.”

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18th and Columbia Road, NW courtesy the Adams Morgan BID

From Festivus to a Living Blog the kiosk now offers a chance for those who wish to thank 44.

“Dear PoPville,

Adams Morgan spent the thanksgiving holiday thinking of what they are thankful for…then created a way for the community to share their thoughts. The kiosk at 18th and Columbia, NW is now covered in blackboard and ready to go. Chalk provided. Here is what the first person wrote.”

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I was having an interesting discussion with a friend about what our red lines are and what would compel us to take to the streets if they were crossed. So first let me ask how many folks are planning on attending the Women’s March on Washington the day after the inauguration?

On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.

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This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome.


If you are going are you concerned at all that there could be violence since it is so close to the inauguration? If you are going, anyone bringing kids? If so, what age do you think is appropriate?

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And if you do not plan on marching, have you thought about what would compel you to march at some point, if any?

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Or just remember to “go high”. But certainly don’t vandalize someone’s car.

“Dear PoPville,

Thought I would share this: late last night I was walking my dog on 12th St NW a few blocks below U St. and came across this letter taped to a car. I approached it because I saw a few Trump stickers on the car, one on each window, and I was curious.

The text reads: “Dear Vandals, If you do not like my license plates or bumper stickers please fee free to report to [address] for a lesson in exercising ones 1st and 2nd amendment rights instead of vandalizing [?] vehicle.” (more…)

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A reader reports just after 3:30pm:

“Just ran into this protest. They were walking East on K Street, turned North on Vermont, then East on L Street and ultimately stopped in front of 1310 L St NW. My friend told me:

“They are protesting the guy Trump said might lead the EPA, a vehement climate change denier. He works in that building, but is off today.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to share this banner drop from Dupont Circle. The residents of DC will not remain silent while the new administration brings in bigotry and climate change denial. We will not stand idly by and will instead resist, at every turn, hate speech, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia. We will protect our city’s residents from discrimination and deportation and we will not allow further damage to be done to the earth and her resources. There is a movement brewing and it is about to get loud. DC will resist.”

Thanks to all who emailed.

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From Erick Sanchez:

Thank You, Uncle Joe.

Tuesday, November 22 at 9 AM – 11 AM

United States Naval Observatory
3450 Massachusetts Ave NW

Over the past eight years, we’ve been blessed to have a national treasure serve as our Vice President.

Joe Biden is the true definition of a statesman, serving our country well both as VEEP and as the distinguished gentleman from Delaware for 36 years. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

I typically don’t send emails like this, but what I saw on LinkedIn this morning concerns me. I was scrolling through and came across a post from a DC Lieutenant connected to one of my LinkedIn connections. The screenshot I took is above (since removed and sorry for the ringer icon!).

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I then decided to look at this person’s LinkedIn page and found that the majority of what he is posting has to do with being anti-protester and/or anti Hillary supporter. In any other space I would not care (more…)