December 9th, 2016
Traven Leyshon, [email protected], 802-522-3484
AN AMERICA FOR ALL OF US: RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA
Following National Election, Washington, Orange & Lamoille Residents Plan Emergency Community Meeting
Montpelier – Concerned residents of Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties are coming together for an emergency community meeting after the election of Donald Trump. This meeting will bring area residents together to affirm values of tolerance and social, economic and climate justice, while discussing actions we can take to protect our communities, defend democracy, and build a Vermont and country that works for everyone.
Who: Green Mountain Labor Council, AFL-CIO; UE Local 255; environmental and community based organizations
What: Emergency Community Meeting
When: Monday December 12th from 6-8 pm
Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier
Representatives of labor, Black, immigrant, women’s, senior, gay and lesbian, climate, and racial justice organizations will speak.
Meeting attendees will make plans to put our shared values into action. They will discuss different options for action, including opposing Trump’s unacceptable cabinet and agency appointments, actions around the Inauguration, and organizing in solidarity with communities under attack, including immigrants and Muslim Americans. Green Mountain Labor Council President Traven Leyshon believes that, “It is not enough to define ourselves as the resistance. Defense needs to be married to offense. We also need to build broad unity to act morally, courageously, and strategically in pursuit of a clear progressive vision.”
Thousands have turned out for emergency meetings across the country, concerned about hate crimes, the climate crisis, threats to civil liberties, and rollbacks to progressive gains under a Trump administration.
The growing list of national endorsing organizations so far includes 350.org, #AllofUs, #Our100, Center for Popular Democracy, CODEPINK, Common Defense, Courage Campaign, Friends of the Earth, Iraq Veterans Against the War, MPower Change, and Working Families Party.