Freedom First International, Refusefascism.org and other groups are joining the rising number of Democratic lawmakers have said they plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol on 20 January.
As well as more than 50 House Democrats are refusing to watch as Mr.Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president amidst a feud between the newly elected president and the civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis.
Why is there a boycott?
Mr. Lewis, a revered veteran of the 1960s struggle, sparked controversy on Friday when he called Mr. Trump’s victory illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference in the election.
The president-elect hit back on Twitter, attacking the Georgia lawmaker as “all talk, talk, talk – no action or results”, which prompted a wave of outrage from people saying if anyone embodied action, it was the 76-year-old.
Dozens of members of Congress have announced they will skip the event.
We are asking everyone who can read this message to do two a few things
Get the message out around the country.The election may be over, but the fight against Trump has just begun. Our Boycott Trump seeks to enable people to take action against Trump by everyday tools, stay at home, don’t go to work.
- On the top of Every hour blast out all/any messages-share pictures that signal that signal a renewed call for protest via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
- Our “call-to-action” message that urged television viewers to watch anything other than Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January 2017 in an attempt to lower the event’s TV ratings (and thus strike a blow to the President-elect’s ego)
This hits Trump and his allies where it hurts them most – and this can be more powerful then the Black Friday boycotts.” Our message to Donald- We the people are the voice of this generation, and we will make America great and the world even better!-But without you!
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