Janesville, March 29: Shut Down Trump!

Get ready to tell Trump that his racism and hatred are not welcome in WI!More details coming soon.

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.
Madison
https://www.facebook.com/events/604006829747996/
MKE
https://www.facebook.com/events/927219167391779/

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Livestream of Anti-Trump Protests in Janesville

http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/trump_action_wisconsin

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.

Sign the petition against Holiday Inn here

Sign our pledge against Fear and 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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!.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.”

Comandante Fidel Castro: Brother Obama

http://en.granma.cu/cuba/2016-03-28/brother-obama

“…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

10:25 p.m.

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Janesville, March 28: Monday Rally to Stop Trump

The Holiday Inn in Janesville, WI is hosting Trump this coming Tuesday.

Donald Trump is running on a platform of racism, hate, and dangerous intolerance. In Southeastern Wisconsin, communities are still reeling from the recent hate crime murder of neighbors for not speaking English.

His campaign events have become sites of violent attack where supporters push, shove, beat, and grab youth and people of color in the audience with Trump’s encouragement. Wisconsin protest organizers have begun receiving death threats from Trump supporters and white supremacists.

Join us in a rally Monday night at 6pm in the Holiday Inn parking lot to show that we willl not allow Trump’s hate, racism, and violence in our community. We don’t want anyone to be killed or harmed in Janesville.

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April declared “Month of Outrage” in national Wendy’s Boycott!

Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

http://www.ciw-online.org/

April declared “Month of Outrage” in national Wendy’s Boycott!

Outrage over explosive Harper’s article connecting Wendy’s to infamous Mexican tomato supplier prompts farmworkers, consumers to call for month of action to kick off national boycott…

Just a few short weeks ago, over 100 farmworkers from Immokalee — joined by 400+ consumers from across the state of Florida — wrapped up the Workers’ Voice Tour in Palm Beach, Florida, with an unforgettable march through the heart of the exclusive island community.  With one voice they declared to all that would hear: Boycott Wendy’s!

The workers and their consumer allies declared the national boycott for three principal reasons:

1) Wendy’s is profiting from farmworker poverty by holding out while all its major competitors joined the Fair Food Program years ago;

2) Wendy’s has chosen public relations over human rights by releasing an empty, toothless code of conduct in response to the FFP’s award-winning, enforcement focused, worker-driven approach to social responsibility; and

3) Wendy’s abandoned the Florida tomato industry after the implementation of the FFP and shifted its purchases to Mexico, where human rights violations are endemic and effectively unchecked.

It was the third reason, of course, that truly set Wendy’s apart from all other major food retailers yet to join the Fair Food Program, and made this month’s declaration of a boycott all but inevitable.

But it is one thing to run away from the most widely-respected social responsibility program in agriculture today — Whole Foods called the Fair Food Program “the leading worker welfare success story in the U.S.” just this past week — into the arms of an industry in Mexico known around the world for the prevalence of child labor, sexual abuse, and forced labor there. It is another thing altogether to make one of its most notorious growers one of your key suppliers. […]

[…] Time for action… 

And so was born the Month of Outrage.  Building on the massive wave of energy generated by the tour and the launch of the boycott, the Fair Food Nation is dedicating the next month to letting Wendy’s know that the longer the fast food giant waits, the stronger this national boycott will grow…

Find out how you can join farmworkers in taking action in the Wendy’s Boycott over at the CIW website!

Milwaukee, March 29: Protest Trump and GOP at Milwaukee Town Hall

The Milwaukee Coalition to Protest the GOP Debate is holding it’s second rally against Trump, Cruz, Kasich, and GOP hate speech!

CNN will host a “Town Hall” with the three remaining Republican Presidential candidates in Milwaukee on Tuesday at 7 pm. Protest will begin at 5 pm.

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March 29: Shut Down Trump In Janesville

Get ready to tell Trump that his racism and hatred are not welcome in WI!

More details coming soon.

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.
Madison
https://www.facebook.com/events/604006829747996/
MKE
https://www.facebook.com/events/927219167391779/

Holiday Inn: Cancel Trump, Don’t Be a Host For Hate

https://actionsprout.io/6DE0D0/initial

Donald Trump is running on a platform of racism, hate, and dangerous intolerance. In Southeastern Wisconsin, communities are still reeling from the recent hate crime murder of neighbors for not speaking English.

As a hotel chain that insists it “doesn’t tolerate racial discrimination” in its own practices, Holiday Inn should not provide its facilities to the Trump Campaign.

But beyond his discriminatory views, his campaign events have become sites of violent attack where supporters push, shove, beat, and grab youth and people of color in the audience with Trump’s encouragement.

Offering Trump a venue endangers Holiday Inn patrons as well as area residents who are planning to protest at the event.

Holiday Inn should not be host to hate. Please cancel the event. Otherwise, it is sending a clear message to would-be patrons about where the company stands.

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Solidarity With North Carolina Queer & Trans Communities!

STATEMENT: NC BlackLivesMatter QTPOC Rally Against HB 2

BAIL FUND: http://durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund/

SPREAD THE WORD!

These brave queer and trans North Carolinians are surrounded by police RIGHT NOW and facing arrest for shutting down the street at NC Governor’s mansion.

UPDATE: 6 people have been arrested.

If you can help with legal costs, donate at www.durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund