Activism

'Not My President's Day' Actions Across the U.S. Call for Trump's Impeachment on President's Day Weekend

Americans are using the long weekend to resist the president's increasingly fascist agenda.

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Americans are transforming President’s Day weekend into Not My President’s Day, a series of resistance efforts against the Trump White House and its increasingly fascist agenda. Many of the actions organized in cities across the U.S. include calls to impeach the new president.

As Donald Trump defiles American values left and right, spouting lies, demeaning the free press, attempting to barrel over the checks and balances that preserve the nation’s integrity, threatening to reinstate the worst Nixonian policies (like the racist war on drugs), and terrorizing immigrant and Muslim families, thousands of people have sacrificed their three-day weekend to gather and protest in U.S. cities.

On Saturday, New Yorkers held a mock funeral for the U.S. presidency, while in Los Angeles and Dallas, thousands marched in support of immigrants and refugees.

 

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Thousands gathered Sunday in the Oregon State capitol of Salem for an Immigrants' March that invited people in all 50 states to fill the steps of their capitol building in support of immigrants’ rights. The march was a response to Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, including his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and the so-dubbed Muslim travel ban that would keep residents of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S.

Also Sunday, more than 5,000 people are expected to take to the streets of Chicago for a one-month post-inauguration protest called Stop the Trump Agenda.

Not My President’s Day marches and demonstrations are scheduled on Monday across the nation, in New York, Los Angeles, D.C., Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City and Atlanta. Additional President’s Day weekend anti-Trump actions are also planned in towns and smaller cities, continuing through Monday.

April M. Short is a yoga teacher and writer who previously worked as AlterNet's drugs and health editor. She currently works part-time for AlterNet, and freelances for a number of publications nationwide.

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