These are the same amazing folks who have raised the call for all of those concerned about Trump’s presidency and who stand firmly against the vitriol he spews regularly against people of color, immigrants and women to demonstrate in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.
Nearly 5,000 people have expressed interest on Facebook, while approximately 1,200 have electronically committed to being there. On the event’s Facebook page, ANSWER put out the following message:
Donald Trump is the next President of the United States. His racist, sexist and bigoted program offers false solutions for a real crisis. He will continue the same policies of the establishment and elites that he claimed to be pushing back against.
The same Democratic Party elites that spent the majority of the campaign painting a Trump presidency as a catastrophic threat to the world are now demanding that we unite behind him. They aren’t going to stand in the way of the racist, sexist, bigoted forces let loose by Trump’s campaign. They aren’t going to stand in the way of the plans of a Trump presidency. Only a people’s movement can do that.
It is of the utmost urgency that all progressive people take to the streets in defense of immigrants, Muslims, women and all people of color. We take to the streets to advance an alternative vision. A vision of unity and solidarity in the struggle against the ravages of a system that has left half of the country in poverty and the 99% under the boot of an administration threatening to deny climate change, rights for immigrants, women and LGBTQ people, and all historically oppressed communities.
Join us in the streets to continue building a sustained mass movement fighting to take power to the people!