Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
Milwaukee, WI – At 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 6, the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be holding a press conference to announce the planned march route for the demonstration on August 20. The press conference will take place just outside the entrance to the Wisconsin Center on the corner of Vel R. Phillips and Wisconsin.
“Since we started organizing the March on the DNC, our main goal has been to defeat Donald Trump. He is the key figure in promoting racist killings of Black, Latino and Native people, whether by vigilantes or the police,” said Ryan Hamann, one of the co-chairs of the Coalition.
Representatives of the families of Isaiah Tucker of Oshkosh and Jonathon Tubby of Green Bay, two men murder by police, will be there to share their stories. The Coalition is working to unite more families, particularly in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas, to attend and speak at the event.
The Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, a Coalition member, is an integral part in the fight for justice for victims of killer cops locally. They’ve led or participated in many of the actions demanding justice for “Thee Three” – Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, and Antonio Gonzales.
“What we’re hoping to do during the DNC is shine a spotlight on the fact that killer cops exist everywhere, whether it’s a big city like Milwaukee or a smaller town like Oshkosh. We want to bring together as many families as possible from across Wisconsin and the greater Midwest,” said Lauryn Cross, a leader with the Milwaukee Alliance.
“We want to make sure their cases get the national attention and pressure that they deserve. Cops are occupying our communities all across the country, killing Black, Latino, and indigenous people without consequence. We can’t breathe,” said Cross.
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