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Progressives Plan 'Anti-Trump Day Of Action' For Last Day Of GOP Convention

Dozens of events will protest Trump's "xenophobia, ableism and sexism."

Four progressive groups plan an “anti-Trump day of action” on July 21, with rallies at the offices of Republican politicians, party headquarters, and corporations sponsoring the GOP national convention.

Donald Trump is expected to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for president that day, and the groups ― progressive organizations CREDO and People’s Action, the environmental group NextGen Climate, and the youth immigrant rights outfit United We Dream ― say the actions are meant to rally people against him. Several dozen events are planned across the country for the date ― the last day of the Republican National Convention. 

Trump, the groups said in a statement, “would vandalize American ideals and promote his own xenophobia, ableism and sexism.” The actions target a Trump agenda that they describe as “anti-women, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim.”

“The thought of a hate-fueled president controlling America’s already heavy-handed police, border patrol and military should be terrifying to any person of conscience,” Greisa Martinez, advocacy director for United We Dream Action, said in a statement.

“Donald Trump wants to drag us back to a past when racial injustice and bigotry were commonplace and acceptable,” said NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer in the statement. Steyer’s group generally funds climate-related electoral efforts, and spent $74 million in the 2014 election backing candidates in favor of action on climate change. The group has announced plans to undertake similar campaigns this year.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.

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