Community Leaders Strategize on How to Resist the Trump Agenda

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ariel Gold, CODEPINK Campaign Organizer, ariel@codepink.org510-599-5330,

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK Cofounder, medea@codepink.org, 415-235-6517

When: Sunday, January 15, 6pm-8pm

Where: Busboys and Poets @ 5th and K (1025 5th Street NW, Washington DC.)

In the lead up to the inauguration, a gathering of “democracy defenders” will discuss how to best resist the negative impact of the Trump agenda on immigration, race, environment, economic policy, Islamophobia and foreign policy.

Speakers are:

  • Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW
  • Phyllis Bennis, author/analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies
  • Reverend Graylan Hagler,
  • Reverend Lennox Yearwood,  the HipHop Caucus,
  • George Escobar from CASA,
  • Zainab Choudry from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK cofounder

 “With millions of Americans fearful about our future under a Donald Trump presidency, we will provide ideas on how we can come together to stop Trump’s worst policies and promote a progressive agenda,” says CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin.

CODEPINK was active at the confirmation hearings, protesting the nominations of right-wing Senator Jeff Sessions, oil baron Rex Tillerson, and Mad Dog James Mattis. 

The event is sponsored by Busboys & Poets, CODEPINK, Institute for Policy Studies, DC Metro Jewish Voice for Peace, American Muslims for Palestine.

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