Coalition to March on the DNC
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Coalition to Protest Trump in Milwaukee

The event will feature nearly a dozen speakers, headlined by the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and the executive director of Voces de la Frontera.

By - Jan 13th, 2020 11:06 am
Donald Trump. Photo from whitehouse.gov.

Donald Trump. Photo from whitehouse.gov.

The Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention is leading the charge to protest President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on January 14, 2020. The Coalition is asking people to show up at Red Arrow Park around approximately 6 p.m.

Twelve local organizations have joined the Coalition to host this action. A handful of other organizations have given endorsements and support. The event will feature nearly a dozen speakers, headlined by the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and the executive director of Voces de la Frontera. Milwaukee should show up in force, with the possibility of over 4,600 people turning out to the protest.

Ryan Hamann, a leader of the Coalition to March on the DNC and Freedom Road Socialist Organization, explains that the purpose of this protest is to demonstrate that the people reject Trump and everything he represents.

“Trump is a racist, sexist, bigoted warmonger. He has ordered family separation, caged children, promoted violence against immigrants & Muslims, and out-right denies the existence of climate change,” Hamann said. “Trump is anti-people to the core, and the people of Milwaukee will make it known that he is not welcome here.”

The last time Trump was in Wisconsin, he made sure to discredit the struggles of the dairy farmers who have experienced tremendous losses as a result of his trade war with China. Before that, Trump visited the state to celebrate another disastrous event ushered in by former Governor Scott Walker: the groundbreaking at the Foxconn site in Mount Pleasant.

Those interested in participating in this protest or joining the Coalition to March on the DNC may contact their official Facebook page, send an email to march.on.dnc.2020@gmail.com, or call Ryan Hamann at (920) 385-3503 or Tom Burke at (773) 844-3612.

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