- Wed, 3/30 Rally in De Pere at 10am at St. Norbert College Walter Theater, (315 3rd St, De Pere, WI 54115), Doors open at 8 am
- Wed, 3/30 Rally in Downtown Appleton at 2 pm rally at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, (333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911)
- Wed, 3/30 Town Hall Meeting at University of Wisconsin Green Bay Campus at 8 pm, (2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311)
- APRIL 2, Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, 10101 Market St, Rothschild, WI 54474, 3 p.m.
Join us as we rally before the WisPolitics County Executive debate to confront Abele’s blatant campaign lies and spread the truth about his political record!
Action hosted by ATU Local 998 and SEIU WI State Council
He will be at the Holiday Inn Express and Janesville Conference Center – 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546 at 3:00pm on Tuesday the 29th. Order tickets here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/ http://www.gazettextra.com/20160324/donald_trump_coming_to_janesville_on_tuesday
Training and Planning in Madison and Milwaukee this Saturday! Note: The Facebook links below are private. Please ask one of the hosts of this event to be invited.
This is the livestream of the anti-Trump #HostForHate action in which people are risking arrest to stand up for love in the face of hate.
The following are statements from members of Groundwork, the SURJ group in Madison WI, on their reasons for taking action today against Donald Trump.
|Kristen Brock-Petroshius, Groundwork Madison & Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
“I don’t want to live in a world where my kids are taught to fear and hate Muslims, immigrants, Black people and queer people. Trump is inciting state and vigilante violence that targets these communities, including my own family. I am scared for myself, my kids, my country and I am acting to show the world we can choose a path of justice.”
|Ali Brooks, Groundwork Madison
“I cannot sit by and hope that the extreme racism and nationalism Trump has incited will go away if we just ignore it. When my family members, neighbors, and people I love- immigrants, Muslims, Black people, queer and trans folks, people with disabilities- are being targeted by violence and hateful rhetoric, the risks are too great.
It is time to escalate, and it is time for white people en masse to show up and say that we will not allow racism to divide us and distract us from the real problems we face. Another way is possible!”
|Harry Gilbert, Groundwork Madison
“I understand my/our acts of resistance today to be not only against Trump, his power, his virulent brand of rhetoric, and his policies of violence; I understand our actions to be a critical refusal of his conditions of possibility: capitalism, white supremacy, cis-hetero-patriarchy, empire. I understand that the historical context through which he has emerged is a context that I share, and in that sense, I have an unpayable debt to which I am accountable.
I understand my/our actions to be in solidarity with and energized by other actions across the United States, as well as other local and global liberation and abolitionist movements, and everyday acts of resistance, survival, and celebration. I understand our being together today not simply as some step in the process towards a future that we desire, but an enactment, however short and imperfect, of that future.”
|Z! Haukeness, Groundwork Madison & Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
“The tolls of the Trump effect are real, both with hate crimes like the killings that happened in Milwaukee recently, and the hateful anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ legislation that has been spreading quickly across the country.
I am taking action to shut down Trump and to shut down hate speech that is endangering the lives of the people I love. As a white person I can’t sit by and see the violence ratcheted up against people of color in my life, as a trans person, I know Trumps hate targets me too.”
|Johanna Heineman-Pieper, Groundwork Madison
“In my heart I believe standing up to this hate is the right thing to do. As a gay person of color, I directly feel Trump’s threats and I am afraid for what that means for our community.
While I am fearful of violence from counter protesters, I have always been one to stand up for what I believe in and am willing to do whatever it takes. #NoHateInOurState #BlackLivesMatter”
|Shawna Lutzow, Groundwork Madison
“I am taking action because I will not tolerate hate and bigotry. Trump’s tactics have encouraged people to speak out and act out on their racism and I am fearful for the future. I feel like it is my responsibility, as a white person, to put my body on the line in the name of justice and I am prepared to do what it takes to stand up to hate.”
“…Nobody should be under the illusion that the people of this dignified and selfless country will renounce the glory, the rights, or the spiritual wealth they have gained with the development of education, science and culture.
I also warn that we are capable of producing the food and material riches we need with the efforts and intelligence of our people. We do not need the empire to give us anything. Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, as this is our commitment to peace and fraternity among all human beings who live on this planet.”
Fidel Castro Ruz
March 27, 2016