Green Party prepares for protests, other events on and around Inauguration Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party members from across the U.S. are preparing to join the D.C. Statehood Green Party at various events in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 20, and 21 in response to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Green Party leaders, candidates, and activists will be available for interview throughout the week: contact Scott McLarty at 202-904-7614 to reach them.
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, firstname.lastname@example.org
A schedule of events with Green participation in Washington, D.C. Jan. 19-21 is appended below; Greens are available for interview
Greens kick off events with a Student and Youth Assembly organized by the party's Youth Caucus and the International Youth Indigenous Council on Thursday, Jan. 19
Green events will begin with a "Student and Youth Assembly" organized by the Green Party's Youth Caucus and the International Youth Indigenous Council on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (more details below).
The Green Party has endorsed Occupy Inauguration. Greens will join many other organizations in calling for political transformation in the 21st century and in protest of "the bipartisan meltdown that Trump represents".
Green Party leaders said that the Inauguration Day events taking place in Washington, D.C. should call attention to the District's lack of democratic self-government and voting representation in Congress. The Green national platform has endorsed D.C. statehood ever since the party's founding and the DC Statehood Green Party has led the demand for D.C. statehood and freedom for District residents from rule by Congress and the White House.
Friday, Jan. 20 is Inauguration Day. Saturday, Jan. 21 is the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which removed restrictions on certain political expenditures and broadcast electioneering by corporations.
Occupy Inauguration is a broad-based collaboration among social justice organizations including the Green Party of the United States, Occupy Wall Street, Socialist Alternative, Indigenous Environmental Network, Code Pink, Popular Resistance, the Native Organizers Alliance, Veterans for Peace, Liberty Tree, Move to Amend, Roots Action, Disabled Americans for Change, and many more.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS with Green Party participation
All times listed are ET and take place in Washington, D.C. For a more detailed schedule, visit http://www.gp.org/gearing_up
Thursday, January 19
"Student and Youth Assembly" organized by the Green Party's Youth Caucus in collaboration with the International Youth Indigenous Council (IIYC). Members of the movement, and youth and campus groups will discuss their work to defeat environmental racism and ensure justice as well as related struggles against corporate power and abuse. IYIC leaders will present an update on the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the next steps against the Black Snake on sovereign indigenous lands. 3:30 - 6:00 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/805392436265670
Friday, January 20: Inauguration Day
• 9:30 a.m Rally at Malcolm X Park, 16th and Euclid Streets NW. Among the speakers are Green Party members: 2016 presidential nominee Jill Stein, rap artist Head Roc ("Mayor of DC Hip Hop"), and George Friday (https://movetoamend.org/video-act-out-interview-david-cobb-george-friday-move-amend)
• 12:30 p.m. March from Malcolm X to McPherson Square
• 12:00 p.m. Inaugural address by Donald Trump, to be followed immediately by "The People's Response" from Dr. Stein and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant (Socialist Alternative). To be livestreamed by Green News Network at https://www.facebook.com/drjillstein
• 2:00 p.m. Rally at McPherson Square, 14th and I Street NW
Saturday, January 21: Inaugurate the Resistance
• 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Women's March, beginning at Independence Avenue and 3rd Street SW (https://www.womensmarch.com and https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991)
• 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Green News Network livestream broadcast with 2016 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein, running mate Ajamu Baraka, and campaign manager David Cobb. Tune in online at https://www.facebook.com/drjillstein to hear voices from across the movement. More information: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegreennewsnetwork and https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenNewsNetwork
• 5:30 p.m. Forum: "Inaugurate the Resistance: How Do We Defeat Trump, Right Populism *and* Neoliberalism?" With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member and activist Chase IronEyes, Dr. Stein, Ms. Sawant, and journalist Chris Hedges, at Alma's Temple, located at 1315 K Street NW. Co-hosted by Socialist Alternative and The Green Party. To be livestreamed on Dr. Stein's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/drjillstein). Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2797792
2017 Occupy Inauguration and Women's March activities
DC Statehood Green Party, January 13, 2017
Green Party endorses Occupy Inauguration; Greens will participate in protests on Jan. 20 and 21
Press release: Green Party of the United States, December 15, 2016
Green Party: Republican plan to repeal Obamacare should spark a new public demand for Single-Payer health care
Press release: Green Party of the United States, January 11, 2017
Wrap-up of the 2016 Green National Convention
Election Central: Results for Green candidates in the Nov. 8 general election
Wrap-up statements from Green candidates and state Green Parties
Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States
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