About two dozen islanders braved a downpour to fill the sidewalks on the four corners of Vashon’s town center on the afternoon of Jan. 6, in a rally in support of defending democracy organized by Indivisible Vashon.
Cheered by the drivers of dozens of cars, who honked their horns in support of the rally, members of the grassroots group danced, chanted and lofted signs proclaiming their passion for progressive politics.
Indivisible Vashon is focused on legislative action, support of progressive candidates for office, and protection of immigrants and refugees.
Jan. 6 marked the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump, who sought to stop the procedural certification of the election which Trump had lost to Joe Biden.
One of the leaders of the group, Kevin Jones, said that in 2022 Indivisible Vashon will continue to take action for democracy by supporting candidates, both locally and nationally, who share the group’s values and passion for an open, inclusive, equitable and just society.
Island historian Bruce Haulman will discuss U.S. democracy at the group’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. Find meeting registration and more at indivisiblevashon.org.