1. Catharsis

2. Meeting new people with whom you can exchange information about donations to friendly organizations and future rallies and protests.

3. Using the adrenaline to get you to call and email congressmen.

4. Scaring Democratic lawmakers into resisting the Trump administration’s coming assault on voting rights, women, LGBT, public land, clean air, safe drinking water, and public education.

5. Introducing their children to what we owe each other as citizens.

After years of reading how the Tea Party studied Saul Alinsky, what a relief to take him back.