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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

THURS 10:45AM: Coalition Delivers 1M Signatures to Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Oppose President-Elect Trump’s Pick of Steve Bannon for Chief White House Strategist

Sen. Merkley Joins Wide-Ranging Coalition in Saying There is No Place for a White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic Misogynist in the White House

Dec. 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, December 8, a coalition of progressive organizations will deliver more than 1 million petition signatures to members of Congress on Capitol Hill urging them to oppose and denounce President-elect Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon to be chief White House strategist and senior counsel.

The coalition, which includes organizations like Presente.org, MoveOn.org, MomsRising, Free Press Action Fund, MPower Change Action, UltraViolet Action, Win Without War, Friends of the Earth, Daily Kos, Courage Campaign, NARAL Pro-Choice America, J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, Demand Progress, ClimateTruth.org, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Bend the Arc Jewish Action argue that there is no place for a white supremacist, anti-Semitic, climate-change denying misogynist in the White House.

Senator Jeff Merkley, who led a Senate letter calling on Trump to rescind Bannon’s appointment and stand up against the wave of hate crimes sweeping the nation, will join the coalition delivery and press conference.

WHEN: Thursday, December 8th. 10:45am ET
WHERE: East Front Plaza of the U.S. Capitol. 1st Street and E. Capitol Street, Washington DC.
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Gaurav Laroia, Policy Counsel, Free Press Action Fund; Sarah Browning, Split This Rock; Ben Wikler, Washington Director, MoveOn.org; Gloria Pan, National Campaign Director, MomsRising; Audine Tayag, Campaign Director, UltraViolet Action; Rabbi Joseph Berman, Jewish Voice for Peace; Jackie Blank, Government Affairs Associate, J Street; Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Bend the Arc Jewish Action; Rabiah Ahmed, Muslim Public Affairs Council; Jamiah Adams, Advisory Committee Member, MPower Change Action.

Additional organizations opposing Bannon’s appointment to chief White House strategist and senior council include: 18MillionRising.org, African American Ministers In Action, Anti-Defamation League, Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Courage Campaign, CREDO, Demand Progress, Detention Watch Network, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Friends of the Earth, IfNotNow, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigration Center for Women and Children, Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, Israel/Palestine Mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), League of United Latin American Citizens, Main Street Alliance, Muslim Public Affairs Council, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Immigration Law Center, National Network for Arab American Communities, New York Immigration Coalition, Next-Gen Climate, Partnership for Working Families, People for the American Way, PICO National Network, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Resource Generation, Rootstrikers, Sierra Club, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, SumOfUs, Unitarian Universalist Association.

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Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group; advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.