Coalition to March on the DNC Plans Banner Drops in Lead Up to Action on August 20
Milwaukee, WI – As August 20 looms large, organizers with the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention will be doing a few things to build momentum and awareness for their action planned on that day. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, banners will be dropped at 6pm all three days at three separate locations.
“It doesn’t matter that Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have abandoned people here, choosing to stay home rather than face the movement for Black lives in Milwaukee. The issues of killer cops and police crimes are still rampant, if what’s been happening in Wauwatosa the last few days is any indication,” said Lauryn Cross, a leader from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, a core organization within the Coalition.
Cross continued, “Until the problem is fixed, the people will remain in the streets, and we’ll be there with them. We need justice for people like Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Antonio Gonzales, Joel Acevedo, Jonathon Tubby, and Isaiah Tucker. There are so many other names. Too many. We’re calling on everyone to join us in the streets of downtown Milwaukee beginning at 5pm on August 20 to demand that Democrats put an end to the police & vigilante killings of Black men and other people.”
The banner will be dropped at 6pm on Monday, August 17 at Dontre Hamilton Park (officially Red Arrow Park); at 6pm on Tuesday, August 18 at the Police Administration building; and at 6pm on Wednesday, August 19 at the Viets Field parking structure.