February 6, 2017
Not My Presidents’ Day
Let’s support this initiative by Cleve Jones. On MLK Day, The Give ’em Hope Family posted memes quoting Martin Luther King and a few days later we tweeted the Donald with inspiring leadership advice.
Now, as Presidents’ Day approaches, here is what Mr. Jones is suggesting:
When I was a little boy we celebrated the birthdays of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The two observances became Presidents’ Day, which this year falls on Monday, February 20.
What better occasion to remember and honor past great presidents of the United States? And what more appropriate day to shine a light on the chaos and corruption of the current administration?
Monday, February 20: Not My President’s Day.
Who will create the winning memes?
On Not My President’s Day let us encourage everyone to post quotes from presidents we admire and observe the holiday with local community activities in defense of our democracy.
In the spirit of reconciliation and unity, I offer this from Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was president when I was born:
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
Help spread the word of Not My President’s Day! Who will create the perfect memes and slogans to drive this day of action? Who are the presidents you most respect? Honor the institution of the presidency while we resist the current administration!”