Not My President’s Day NYC

DSC09099 tabling with fliers in different languages. NO In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime! The Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is. For the future of humanity and the planet, we, the people, must drive this regime out. Donald Trump and Mike Pence have assembled a vicious cabal that has put forth positions and begun initiatives which demonstrate that they fully intend to shred political and social norms with catastrophic consequence. Because Trump has his finger on the nuclear trigger, the Trump/Pence regime is more dangerous to the world than even Hitler. Fascism has direction and momentum. Dissent is piece by piece criminalized. The truth is bludgeoned. Group after group is demonized and targeted along a trajectory that leads to real horrors. All of this has already begun under the Trump Regime. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late. Millions of people, outraged by this regime, took to the streets delivering a stinging rebuke to Trump the day after the inauguration. Protest and resistance continues against the many attacks on the people by the Trump/Pence administration. This must grow broader, deeper, and more determined. This resistance is righteous and necessary, but it is not sufficient. We must recognize that the character of fascism is that it can absorb separate acts of resistance while continually throwing the opposition off balance by rapidly moving its agenda forward. The Trump/Pence regime will repeatedly launch new highly repressive measures, eventually clamping down on all resistance and remaking the law … IF THEY ARE NOT DRIVEN FROM POWER.
Poster held at Columbus Circle where over 13k demonstrators signed onto the event’s Facebook page to show up to express their distrust for the current Presidential Administration and calling for his removal. Tens of thousands protesting in NYC yesterday on the President’s Day holiday against Trump on issues including immigration, climate change rallied in cities around the U.S.; NYC, Los Angelis, Chicago, Salt Lake City, demonstrators had a stand off with police in downtown Portland Oregon. Rapid City, South Dakota and Seattle Washington.


Organized by @NotMyPresidentsDay

The crowds filled Central Park West from Columbus Circle up to 68th street where NYPD was allowing people to enter from Broadway while the streets before 68th were closed off to traffic and pedestrians.


Donald Trump is literally our President, but figuratively, he has attacked every value New Yorkers embody and does not represent our interests. We will be staging a rally at Columbus Circle to protest the un-American policies of the current White House:

– He plans to cut federal funding to our state in an attempt to turn us against our immigrant population, funneling money away from important public institutions.
– He wants to use our tax money to build a wall that no one wants.
– He attacked our Muslim communities and instituted an Islamophobic religious ban.
– He approved a pipeline that threatens to destroy sacred lands.
– His administration opposes a woman’s right to choose and purged the White House website of information pertaining to police brutality and LGBTQ rights.
– His party doesn’t take climate change seriously and undermines our state’s efforts to combat it.

Alan Messer told me he’s “mad at Trump because he’s a blue collar guy, my father was a lumber jack, my mother grew up on a farm. Nuts and bolts, clean air, clean water, good science and that’s the reality of it”. Alan went on to say that, “The Republicans have been captured by irresponsible, reckless corporations. WE NEED TO MOVE TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. We have to get out of fossil fuels. I’m a bird watcher and I see it in nature when you pay attention to what’s going on in the trees. When you see what’s happening in California with Southern Albatross showing up there for the fist time following the fish that are following the warm water currents.” “WE NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER, WE CAN’T GO ON WITH POLLUTING” “TRUMP IS A CODDLED, SPOILED BRAT. The first time I saw him in the 80’s, he’s a ‘Child Man’. He’s never had to be responsible, he doesn’t understand reality”.

Donald Trump stands against the progress we have worked hard to enact. He does not represent our interests. He was voted in by a minority of the American public but governs as if there’s no resistance. But there is — and on February 20th, we will honor previous presidents by exercising our constitutional right to assemble and peacefully protest everything Donald Trump stands for.

There is a congressional recess on February 20th that aligns with President’s Day. Let’s rally while our federal representatives are back in town and remind them who they represent.

“Why do I want to see Trump impeached? When I think really hard about it, he’s got an itchy finger ready to press that button and blow us all up. And he doesn’t have much self control”, Mel Stevens told me.
Demonstrators chanted things like “Lock Him Up”, over and over and “HE CHEATS, HE LIES, OPEN UP YOUR EYES”.


Powerful female trio of Sonia Sharon as Miss Liberty, Marni Halasa as Miss Handled and Liah Alanso
Captured by the Don is Elliot Crown, performance artist, Daniel Baez is the money man and Marni Halasa being Miss Handled.
On the Central Park West side of Trump Tower across from Columbus Circle thousands of demonstrators call to impeach Trump. Many feel the signs are already clear by the actions Trump has taken that he is not fit to be the Commander in Chief.


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