Tens of thousands of Americans marked President Trump’s 100th day in office by taking to the streets in People’s Climate Marches; a few of them right here in the County of Grimes.
Calling her Todd Mission community “unique and diverse,” Debi Jezzard says it was easy to get folks to come together. She says she asked our friends to join and made signs and asked the newspaper to come join us . . . and they did.
Jezzard says she and husband of 35 years, Bill, marched in the very first People’s Climate March back in 2014. Bill says the idea of a local march was born as they were deciding whether to join Climate Marches in Houston or Austin.
“And she said, ‘you know we’d use a lot of gas to do that.’ Since it’s the Climate March, let’s just have one in the neighborhood. And it wound up being the largest Climate March in Grimes County. Six . . . six counting the photographer.”
Bill says he and Debi have been politically active throughout the three and a half decades they have been together, always marching for justice and peace. In fact just a week before the Climate March, he says, they were in Austin for the Women’s March for Science.
And when they aren’t marching for one thing or another, Bill says they have a shop at the Texas Renaissance Festival, Shop #2. He says they are jewelers and sculptors, and you can check out their art at Jezzard Jewelry on Facebook. For more on the People’s Climate March, go to peoplesclimate.org.