Cedar Park neighbors Marne Litton and Tasha Hancock have been so uninterested in listening to about political indicators being defaced of their neighborhood, they determined to show that individuals with opposing views might get alongside.
In late September, Litton posted a photograph on Fb that has provoked responses throughout the nation, and led to Litton and Hancock showing on the “CBS This Morning” tv present.
The photograph exhibits her and Hancock hugging with Litton holding an indication for President Donald Trump and Hancock carrying an indication supporting Joe Biden for president.
“These days I’ve been actually saddened about how neighbors are treating neighbors on this web page,” Litton stated in a put up on her Forest North neighborhood Fb web page. “Variations in opinion about a number of issues, faculty, election, covid, and so on.,” Litton stated.
“I don’t perceive how one particular person can’t respect one other particular person’s standpoint even when we don’t agree. So in gentle of that my neighbor and FRIEND and I bought collectively in hopes this can spark some kindness and acceptance. We love one another!”
Litton, a 40-year-old white health teacher, stated in a current cellphone interview that she and Hancock, a Black 44-year-old program specialist for the state, have acquired overwhelmingly constructive responses from folks throughout the nation.
“Ninety 5 % of the folks have thanked us for doing this and performing like adults,” Litton stated.
Each Litton and Hancock stated they have been motivated to take the photograph after studying a number of posts on the neighborhood’s Fb web page complaining about paint thrown on presidential marketing campaign indicators or canine poop smeared throughout them.
Litton stated folks have been afraid to place up marketing campaign indicators.
Now residents are pulling as much as her yard and thanking her for placing a Trump marketing campaign sign up her yard, she stated. “One girl stated ’I noticed your signal and it made me need to put mine up,’” Litton stated.
The chums met when Hancock, who’s married with two youngsters, moved in subsequent door to Litton six years in the past. Litton, who’s married with three youngsters, stated she instantly requested Hancock’s household over for dinner.
Litton and Hancock have been associates ever since, they stated, with their households doing issues collectively, together with sport night time.
They didn’t know, till the problems with the marketing campaign indicators got here up on their Neighborhood Fb web page, that they supported completely different candidates for president, they each stated.
A part of the explanation they posed for the photograph with their marketing campaign indicators was to offer a great instance for his or her youngsters, they stated.
“We wished to exhibit to our youngsters you may have opposing views and nonetheless be associates regardless of political variations or the way in which you look,” Hancock stated.
She stated that she and Litton even plan to go to the polls collectively on Nov. 3.