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Political protests seem at all time high, but do they work?

Author: Mike McKibbin - February 14, 2017 - Updated: February 14, 2017

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Protests, email and letter writing campaigns targeted at members of Congress and packed town hall meetings have seemingly become the norm since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. Opposition is nothing new to anyone who's sat in the Oval Office — or in any elected office for that matter — and tried to carry out new policies and change what seems to be an unchangeable bureaucracy. Still, the level of that opposition seems more vocal, more amped up than at any time in perhaps decades. Millions marched on Washington, D.C, the day after Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president. Thousands marched in opposition to abortion and hundreds of people have attended town hall meetings in Colorado and other states, voicing opposition to issues such as changing or repealing the Affordable Care Act, Trump's executive orders related to immigration from certain Muslim-dominated countries and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.