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January 9, 2017

Grassroots North Shore: List of Marches and Rallies Against Trump Through January 21st

Filed under: Resistance,Trump — millerlf @ 7:46 am
As promised in last week’s Grassroots North Shore newsletter, I am updating everyone on what I have gathered about various rallies and marches happening between now and January 21 with some information about transportation to out-of-town events.

INAUGURATION OF THE RESISTANCE: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS, Saturday, January 14, 11 AM.
March from Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St. in Milwaukee

On January 14th, immigrant rights groups across the country will declare the beginning of our resistance to the racist threats of the new administration. Communities will take to the streets in marches and actions nationwide to demand:

  • Keep Families Together
  • Stop Mass Deportations
  • Defend DACA
  • Refugees Welcome
  • No Muslim Registry

United Front with all workers, Muslims, African-Americans, women, Jews and the LGBTQ community.
More information, 414-643-1620.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO PROTECT MEDICARE, MEDICAID, & HEALTH REFORM, Sunday, January 15, 11:30 AM
Candela Banquet, 2537 W National Ave, Milwaukee

Join Citizen Action of WI, Senator Tammy Baldwin, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, WI Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professional, WI Alliance for Retired Americans and more as actions are held nationwide to protect our healthcare from being taken away! Medicare, Medicaid, private coverage — all are under attack. Get active, learn what’s at stake.
RSVP.

100 DAYS OF RESISTANCE TO STOP TRUMP’S AGENDA, Friday, January 20, 5 – 9 PM
Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water St., Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump (MCAT) is hosting a mass march and rally on Trump’s inauguration day, Friday, January 20th, 2017. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people will join protests across the country and in Washington D.C. to protest Trump and his agenda.

In Milwaukee, the January 20th protest will officially kick off our “100 Days of Resistance” to put up opposition to Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office. MCAT is organizing a wide variety of events and actions throughout the first 100 days designed to educate, organize, and resist the Trump agenda. To learn more or get involved in the coalition please follow Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump for events and announcements.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON, Saturday, January 21
Transportation from Milwaukee to the March in DC: The bus will leave on Friday, 1/20, and return Sunday, 1/22. See this Facebook page and send a check for $225 to Barbara Velez, 4457 North Marlborough Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211. If no more seats are available, she’ll let you know.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: WOMEN’S MARCH IN MADISON, Saturday, January 21
Take the bus from Mayfair Mall, departing at 9 AM, returning approximately 7 PM

Not just for Women…all who care about the issues facing our country are welcome. Speak out and be heard! This is one of many “Sister Marches” to the Women’s March on Washington.

Come Ride the Bus with Us! Cost: $29-$35….depending on the number of people who sign up.

SIGN UP

Travel with like-minded people – No hassle, no driving, no parking!
Questions? womensmarchbus@gmail.com

I can’t be sure that seats are still available on the bus to DC or the one to Madison, so don’t wait to contact the organizers if you want to participate.

Nancy Kaplan, GRNS Vice Chair
http://www.grassrootsnorthshore.com/

Grassroots North Shore · 325 W Silver Spring Dr, Glendale, WI 53217, United States
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November 14, 2016

Harry Reid Calls Trump “a Sexual Predator Who Lost the Popular Vote”

Filed under: Resistance,Trump — millerlf @ 7:58 am

Read his no-holds-barred attack on the president-elect.

Sen. Harry Reid, on his way out as Senate minority leader, released a blistering statement condemning President-elect Donald Trump Friday morning. “The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America,” said Reid. Reid attacked Trump for inciting fear among a wide swath of Americans whom he insulted during his presidential campaign, including African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, and the LGBT community.

Reid, the Democrats leader in the Senate since 2005, didn’t run for reelection this year and will be leaving Congress when his term expires in January. The election of Catherine Cortez Masto to replace Reid was one of the lone bits of bright news for Democrats this week. But Reid struck a dire note in his statement on Trump’s election, warning that the next president should not be normalized as just a regular politician now, and that the fear among these minority groups is “entirely rational, because Donald Trump has talked openly about doing terrible things to them.”

“If this is going to be a time of healing,” Reid says, “we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate. Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try.”

Read Reid’s full statement below:

“I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.

“White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear—especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America.

“I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics. Hispanic Americans who fear their families will be torn apart, African Americans being heckled on the street, Muslim Americans afraid to wear a headscarf, gay and lesbian couples having slurs hurled at them and feeling afraid to walk down the street holding hands. American children waking up in the middle of the night crying, terrified that Trump will take their parents away. Young girls unable to understand why a man who brags about sexually assaulting women has been elected president.

“I have a large family. I have one daughter and twelve granddaughters. The texts, emails and phone calls I have received from them have been filled with fear – fear for themselves, fear for their Hispanic and African American friends, for their Muslim and Jewish friends, for their LBGT friends, for their Asian friends. I’ve felt their tears and I’ve felt their fear.

“We as a nation must find a way to move forward without consigning those who Trump has threatened to the shadows. Their fear is entirely rational, because Donald Trump has talked openly about doing terrible things to them. Every news piece that breathlessly obsesses over inauguration preparations compounds their fear by normalizing a man who has threatened to tear families apart, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and who has directed crowds of thousands to intimidate reporters and assault African Americans. Their fear is legitimate and we must refuse to let it fall through the cracks between the fluff pieces.

“If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate. Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try.

“If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.”

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