Thank you, officers & troops of the Women’s March. 

Yesterday in DC, I saw a number of officers wearing pink paraphernalia and chanting alongside us. I heard that NYPD and Atlanta PD were also joining in on chanting, cheering on marchers, and expressing their support in various ways (high fives, hugs, humor). People truly came together yesterday, and it was probably the first time in my life that I was able to be before law enforcement and troops (which, in NYC, is almost a daily occurrence) without feeling fear, anger, or any threat to my well-being; in fact, I felt a deep trust and sense of hope with them.

Thanks to all the officers who served yesterday, especially those who actively joined in on the activities to whatever capacity they were able to. Between these marches and the recent launch of an Open Society Foundations initiative to support police associations working on community building, I have been instilled with a renewed sense of hope and vision for a future in which communities are truly inclusive and safe…

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