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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Back Out on the Streets: Baby Boomer Activism Booming for Anti-Trump Movement



They wore pink knit pussyhats, they carried signs with such messages as “I can’t believe I’m still protesting this sh--.” They are "old" ladies, and gentlemen, and they’re coming out of activist retirement in droves as part of the resistance to President Donald Trump.
Membership in the well-established Three Parks Independent Democrats based on the Upper West Side has never been so high — around 300, and they picked up at least 50 members immediately after the election. The influx of participation in the 42-year-old group is by and large from people of a mature age, said Three Parks board member Lynn Max, who met her husband in 1972 while campaigning for women’s rights leader Congresswoman Bella Abzug.
“It’s more of the baby boomers who have been doing this since the 60s getting active again,” Steve Max said.
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