Protesters are the eagles that soar high. The ability to protest freely and with pride have been a long part of America’s history. And I’d like to share with you the name of a specific activist whom we all must be appreciative of. Her name is Lacie Wooten-Holway.
Who is Lacie Wooten-Holway? She is from Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is courageous. She is bold. And she is Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s neighbor. Wooten-Holway is also angry. She is angry at Justice Kavanaugh. And she’s doing something about it.
“I organize peaceful candlelit vigils in front of his house,” the activist explained. “We’re about to get doomsday, so I’m not going to be civil to that man at all.” That’s right. Wooten-Holway is organizing. She is standing up to Kavanaugh. I salute her. Wooten-Holway is also a sexual assault survivor. And she is not afraid.
Some people don’t approve. That’s OK. This is America, and we’re all allowed our own opinion. But some other individuals are in awe. I am one of those individuals. Wooten-Holway has put up fliers. She has issued protest invites. And she has stood outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home, peacefully protesting.
Imagine a world where there were millions of Wooten-Holways. But I do not think THAT will only be in our imaginations.
Already, the streets are full of people from all wakes of life — peoples whose faces blaze with their own personal stories — their life experiences, their own histories, all of which have brought them into the streets of unity to raise their voices in protest.
This country would never be what it is had protests not existed. And now, once again, protests are sweeping the nation. So I thank Lacie Wooten-Holway. I thank her for using her personal experiences and her history of doing good for lighting a path forward for all of us.