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Support grows for “Dump Trump” protest planned for day one of Republican National Convention

By staff

Minneapolis, MN – About 40 organizations from across the U.S. have decided to back the large protest organized the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC that will take place on July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention. The protest will put forward the slogans, “Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda. Stand against Racist, Anti-immigrant and Anti-Muslim Attacks. We demand Peace, Justice and Equality.”

“We’re hoping for a march that draws thousands,” states Coalition spokesperson Mick Kelly. “There is a growing tide of anger in the country, directed against Trump and the reactionary, anti-people agenda of the Republican Party. We intend to fill the streets with people who reject their racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim attacks.”

The Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC is planning a rally at Cleveland Public Square, followed by a march down Ontario Street to the Quicken Loans Arena – the site of the RNC.

Tom Burke, also of the Coalition, states, “We are hearing from unions, anti-war, student, immigrant rights, and other groups that are mobilizing for the July 18 march. We have every reason to expect a large turnout.”

Some of the organizations supporting the march include, Legalization For All Network, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Lucha Unida por Padres y Estudiantes (L.U.P.E.) Tucson, Arizona, Youth Empowered in the Struggle at UW-Milwaukee, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Utah Against Police Brutality, AFSCME Local 1216, United Workers Organization—Milwaukee, WI; International Action Center, Minneapolis Anti-War Committee, Antiwar Committee-Chicago, Utah Antiwar Committee, Tucson Antiwar Committee, Milwaukee Antiwar Committee, Peoples Opposition to War, Imperialism, and Racism- South Florida, Institute for Global Education, Grand Rapids, MI; Jacksonville Progressive Coalition, American Party of Labor, Students for a Democratic Society— West Chester University of PA, Students for a Democratic Society – Houston, TX, Students for a Democratic Society – University of Minnesota, Students for a Democratic Society -Tampa Bay, FL,

Students for a Democratic Society—Tallahassee, FL, Students for a Democratic Society -University of Utah, Students for a Democratic Society – Angelina College, Texas, Students for a Democratic Society – DuPage, IL, Community Uprise – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Student Union Movement at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Students and Graduate Activists (SAGA) at University of Illinois—Chicago, BAYAN, USA, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, International League of Peoples’ Struggle – U.S., U.S. Palestinian Community Network.

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