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

Chicago, April 1: Chicago Teachers Union & Friends Day Of Action

http://www.ctunet.com/blog/why-officers-propose-an-april-1-day-of-action

Chicago Teachers Union

“…Now is the time for us to fight for what we value. The CTU stands as a critical force in position to stop vicious attacks on public services and public education in this state. We are the most influential voice on public education,  outpolling the mayor by a 3:1 margin on matters of education in Chicago. Our tasks may be daunting, but if we fight, we will inspire the public and become part of a larger movement that can win funding for our schools. Ultimately, that is our best hope for defending public education.”

In solidarity,
Karen GJ Lewis, NBCT

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