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Rally 6PM tonight at the Supreme Court to protest the travel ban

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm 17 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Doris Yu

From a press release:

“Today, Monday, January 30th, 2017 at approximately 6:00pm in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will lead a press event with House and Senate Democrats, as well as refugees, immigrants and members of the community to call on President Trump to reverse his recent hateful, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant executive orders.

WHO:

Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Senate Democrats
House Democrats
Refugees, Immigrants and Community Members

WHAT:

Democrats Joined by Refugees and Immigrants Demand President Trump Reverse Hateful Executive Orders

WHEN:

Today, Monday, January 30th, 2017 at Approximately 6:00pm

WHERE:

In Front of Supreme Court of the United States (Event will be on sidewalk on the east side of First Street NE)”

  • Bob Sacamento

    Thanks for posting this. Right before I saw it I thought about emailing you about it. Thanks again!

  • NH Ave Hiker

    I’m worried people are going to get burned out of this really fast…wondering if we should be pacing ourselves.

    • ftoast

      I think it will self-regulate; no need to actively dampen the desire for public protest.

    • Anon

      I, for one, am pacing myself. This will be the first protest I’m going to since I didn’t have the time or ability to go to the others so far.

      • abdc

        +1 same. I think it’s also important to be extra amped up right now before the cabinet confirmations. We have to put pressure on Congress now to avoid cabinet members who will blindly uphold his racist agenda.

  • enough_is_enough

    I wish these members of congress would use their time and energy towards making our country a safer and better place. How about actually going to work and voting on cabinet members?

    Geez, what’s next, the loser’s of the Super Bowl are going to protest next Monday after the loss?? Is this the new American way, if you don’t get what you want, protest??

    • Mr. Magoo

      I seem to remember a few years ago the clowns running around in Revolutionary War costumes proclaiming themselves the “Tea Party” and protesting loud and clear against everything that President Obama was trying to accomplish. Well, you’ve got the government now, and in less than two weeks you’ve fucked it up to a fare-thee-well. So yes, we’re protesting, and we’ll keep at it until the cows come home.

    • Anon

      Thank you for sharing your opinion.

    • gotryit

      That makes sense if you equate losing the superbowl to losing our morals as a country.
      And if I remember correctly, there have been a number of post-sports-loss riots, so…

    • madmonk28

      I can’t imagine how upset you must have been over the GOP’s obstruction of Obama, you must have made posts like this daily.

    • Blithe

      You mean those members of congress who shut down the government — ’cause why not? Or those members of congress who refused to move on anyone proposed by Obama for the Supreme Court? Those? Geeze. It would be great if THOSE members of congress would realize that it’s not just a game.
      – Actually, according to the original Tea Party (remember? Boston? ) and the more recent incarnation, protesting is the traditional “American way”. The horrifying thing is that they newest version has added obstruction and hypocrisy to the tradition.

    • James W.

      “if you don’t get what you want, protest?” apparently enough_is_enough was out sick the week they covered the civil rights movement in middle school….

    • JohnH

      Um, many of them don’t even have the cahunas to state their position on issues…..like this one.

  • Mr. Magoo

    Just remember that Trump isn’t going to get burned out or self-regulate. I think we need to keep the pressure on as much as possible now on every front. As time goes on, I think that people should try to find and focus on one or two issues that are really important to them. Yes, it’s tiring, but this is one of those moments when we must step up for our country and do everything we can.

    • Blithe

      Actually, I think that Trump IS going to get burned out and implode in some way, probably sooner, rather than later. I very much agree with the rest of your comments, though.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t bet on that. This is starting to smell a lot like a fascist-style consolidation of power and there’s a lot of manic psychopathic energy in the White House right now. I don’t think it will end well but I also don’t think it’ll end soon. I really hope I’m wrong.

  • Nate

    Does anyone know what time the actual press conference will be?

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