Today, protesters around the country with be marching in the streets for “Not My President’s Day,” instead of the traditional President’s Day holiday.
Through the use of social media, particularly Facebook, the group’s organizers have managed to rally thousands of protester from coast to coast to attend the “Not My President’s Day” event, in major cities like L.A., N.Y.C., and Chicago.
In N.Y.C. alone, over 13,000 Facebook users have announced their planned attendance at a 12 p.m. Central Park protest in Manhattan.
New York television production manager, and organizer of the New York City rally, Nova Calise said, “While we acknowledge that Donald Trump holds the current title, the policies he’s trying to put in place are not the beliefs shared by the majority of the people. We do not accept Donald Trump as our president because he does not represent us.”
Calise has been promoting this protest for the last three weeks on Facebook and didn’t realize the magnitude of people inspired to join in from around the country.
According to Calise, “No one expected this to get so large. That’s the power of social media.”
Los Angeles plans a rally outside its City Hall; Atlanta will push things even further with an “ImPEACH Now” protest.
Chicago also has about 3,700 people scheduled to show at a 12 p.m. rally across its Chicago River near Trump Tower, with several thousand more expressing interest in the protest.
A Chicago organizer, college business professor Laura Hartman, said the event has an “overarching theme of unity.”
Hartman, who also attended the recent Women’s March in Washington, said, “We don’t want to pick an issue. By embracing a broad umbrella, we can show this administration that the numbers against it are broad.”
H/T: USA Today
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