This woman and her husband moved to Europe for twenty years in protest of Ronald Reagan’s election.
Here’s hoping they have to pack their bags again in November 2016.
Via Washington Post:
….Marione Ingram says we’re backtracking as a country.
“They’re disenfranchising the poor, the elderly, blacks, Latinos, students,” she says of voter identification laws and the Supreme Court’s continued refusal to hear challenges to such restrictions. “This is, of course, how Hitler came to power, by disenfranchising voters.”
Decades have passed, and “we are back to where we were,” she says of voting rights restrictions. And it’s not just access to the polls that is being taken away, she says — “We have become a country that totally dismisses part of its population,” whether it’s climate-change deniers refusing to accept responsibility for harming the environment, women losing access to birth control or the inability to pass background checks on gun purchases.
After moving back to Washington after a 20-year stint in Europe — where she and Daniel moved in protest after Ronald Reagan won reelection — Ingram says seeing the rising death toll of the U.S.-Iraq war prompted her to start a new kind of protest….
Ingram says she’ll never stop agitating. “I’m demonstrating all the time,” she says about stumping in front of the White House most weeks, signing petitions and writing letters to the editor….