I am a creature of habit, one who prefers to avoid confrontation and who loathes bumper-sticker activism. In the past year-and-a-half I’ve been to six protests and visited my elected representatives on seven occasions — and that doesn’t include the times I phoned their offices. I’ve signed and created multiple petitions. I’ve spent hours familiarizing myself on topics including: health care, trade, climate change, economics, voting rights and immigration. I even went so far as to purchase a “Star Wars” rebel decal for my car to show allegiance to the resistance.

The radical left isn’t radical at all. Republicans, in their pursuit of power, forced the center to move left. I now straddle a line between moderate and progressive because it’s the only sane choice. There can be no compromise with the party of Trump.

The recent protest won’t be my last.