Just days after millions took to the streets worldwide for the Women´s March, a coalition group has already set the stage for continued resistance: a weekly protest campaign around the country called “Resist Trump Tuesdays.”
This week, more than 10,000 people showed up to senators’ district offices nationwide to demand that the U.S. Senate reject Trump's "swamp cabinet of billionaires, racists and climate-change deniers," as the organizers put in a statement.
Two hundred actions were staged around the country, and targeted both Republicans and Democrats.
"Activists urged Democrats to use every tool in their toolbox to delay and stop these dangerous nominees, including praising all of the Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for voting against Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, who has well-documented ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, marking the first time a nominee for Secretary of State doesn’t have support from both parties in decades," the organizers wrote.
"At Republican offices, activists conveyed the need to oppose these nominees—marred by conflicts of interest, potential ethics violations and extremism—or else prove that the promise to 'drain the swamp' was a lie," they added.
The coalition group includes MoveOn.org, Working Families Party, and People's Action. The campaign began as a result of more than 500 recent community organizing meetings across the country, where more than 13,000 members of each of the groups convened “to plan how to fight for progressive values at every level of government and defend our communities from the Trump administration," the organizers stated.
"From the women's march to Resist Trump Tuesdays, something big is brewing that is only going to grow," said George Goehl, co-director of People's Action, as reported by Common Dream. "The Trump agenda is not normal and we will not let it be normalized. His actions out of the gate against women, working people and the planet demonstrate that he is the extreme, dangerous and should be challenged at every single turn.