MEDIA ALERT: PRESS CONFERENCE AND PROTEST MARCH AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP

Contact: Michael "Quess?" Moore
716-934- 8336

New Orleans-- The Take Em Down NOLA Coalition is hosting a Press Conference and Protest March against Donald J. Trump because of his alignment with white supremacist values and failure to strongly denounce

WHO: TAKE EM DOWN NOLA COALITION

WHAT: PROTEST MARCH AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP

WHEN: 6 PM – FRIDAY, March 4, 2016

WHERE: New Orleans LAKEFRONT AIRPORT – 6001 STARS & STRIPES BOULEVARD, NEW ORLEANS, LA

WHY: Trump has reinvigorated the voting base of David Duke. The same demographic of people that support the maintenance of White Supremacist symbols in New Orleans and were recently responsible for committing terrorist acts (life threats and destruction of private property) to intimidate contractors and the city at large into keeping these symbols. Trump’s presence invites more violence and terrorism.

REASONS FOR THE PROTEST OF DONALD J. TRUMP

  • We are an organization committed to the removal of ALL symbols of White Supremacy in New Orleans. Donald's campaign is the personification of these symbols and has no place in the city we call home
  • Trump's alignment with white supremacist values fosters the very environment that TEDN is committed to undoing
  • Trump's racist history (i.e., Daddy Fred Trump marched w/ KKK in 1927;
  • Trump advocated for the execution of the Central Park 5 (even once they were found not guilty)
  • The hostility that Trump's rallies have exemplified towards black people throughout the country is NOT WELCOME in New Orleans, a city built on the backs of blacks' free labor, and heavily formed by black cultural contributions 
  • Trump has reinvigorated the voting base of David Duke. The same demographic of people that support the maintenance of White Supremacist symbols in New Orleans and were recently responsible for committing terrorist acts (life threats and destruction of private property) to intimidate contractors and the city at large to keeping these symbols. Trump's presence invites more violence and terrorism.