Last summer when Black Lives Matter marches were taking place all over the country, the residents of our retirement community were upset. Most of them had been marching for good causes all their lives, but we were in lock-down due to the pandemic and discouraged from mingling in crowds. So they made a big banner to be carried in the march by two younger masked local clergy; residents signed their names on it in lieu of being there themselves.
Of course, there have always been reasons why some of us can't participate in a big demonstration: disabilities, lack of energy due to age or illness, concern about counter-demonstrations and the police, etc. Now the pandemic has further limited engagement.