Two Tuesdays into 2017, #ResistTrumpTuesdays are already making a difference.
With the inauguration still more than a week away, the organized resistance to Trump’s agenda is growing across the country.
Last night, hundreds gathered in Grand Army Plaza — right near the Brooklyn apartment of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — to urge him to lead the political resistance against Trump’s nominees and policies. It was the third night of rallies, organized by various groups, outside the senator’s house.
Meanwhile, in Nevada, members of the Carson City Working Families Party met with Senator Heller, encouraging him to vote “No” on Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General.
In Colorado, concerned citizens delivered a petition to Senator Bennett, also opposing Jeff Sessions.
And these actions are having an effect. After meeting with members of the Connecticut Working Families Party, Senator Blumenthal called for a halt to all confirmation hearings until all of Trump’s nominees have completed their background checks.
And while contentious hearings for Sessions and Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson continue today, four high profile hearings were delayed yesterday as calls for proper ethical vetting intensified, which will just give us more Tuesdays to organize opposition to the appointments of Betsy DeVos (Education), Andrew Puzder (Labor), Mike Pompeo (CIA), and Wilbur Ross (Commerce).
So where will you be next Tuesday? In New York, there will be a demonstration outside Goldman Sachs, the swamp from which Trump has drawn many of his nominees and appointees, and later in the day there will be an Emergency Community Meeting at CUNY’s Graduate Center.
This is how it grows. Want to get involved? Get connected and download a #ResistTrump Toolkit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll see you out there for #ResistTrumpTuesdays.