Beginning at sunrise on January 21, 2017 we call on people every faith, race, gender, age, class, ability, and legal status in the United States to begin to mark each sunrise and sunset with the ringing of bells for the duration of the Trump administration.
As the sunrise moves over the country, we will ring our bells as a commitment to stay watchful and woke, as a reminder of our solidarity based on love and possibility, as an affirmation of our determination to stand against oppression in all its forms.
The ringing of church bells, school bells, alarm bells, temple bells, cell phone bells, pots and pans, cowbells, doorbells, sleigh bells, the bells of town halls and city halls, hand bells, meditation bells, and hell’s bells will sweep across the cities and fields, mountains and meadows, streets and valleys – to remind us all of our solidarity in the face of divisiveness, of our commitment to love, dignity, justice, and peace, and our opposition to the forces of greed, hatred, degradation, and exploitation.
As the sun sets, we remember those who have struggled for goodness, who have suffered at the hands of the powerful, we commemorate the close of another day in an empire of hate, offering solace and assurance to one another as we come to rest.
When we ring our bells, we denounce policies that are rooted in fear and perpetuate hate; We feel and express our allegiance to a society that protects its most vulnerable, cares for its most pained, encourages our brilliance, thrives off of our genius and the highest achievements of the human character while propelling us toward a greatness that excludes none.
Spread the word and organize your place of worship, your town hall, your workplaces, and community groups to join in as institutional leaders of the demonstration.