Support the Dreamers
Thursday, January 18
We’re meeting tomorrow at 1PM at the Sample Gates. Join us to show our Dreamers & allies in DC out support as they fight for a CLEAN #DreamActNow! Bring posters that express that support. We’ll be taking a picture of the group there! Whether you can make it to the sample gates or not, please WEAR RED/RED BANDANAS in support of the movement!
Bloomington Resistance March
Saturday, January 20
12:30 to 2PM
Courthouse Lawn on the Square, Bloomington
We’re organizing this event for those of us in Bloomington and surrounding areas who cannot make it to Indy (or Chicago, or Las Vegas!) for the Women’s March “Power to the Polls” event. Come express solidarity with progressive women who are mobilizing for protest and change across the country — this weekend, for the 2018 elections, and beyond.
For more information about the mission and unity principles developed by the Women’s March, see https://www.womensmarch.com/mission/
We plan to keep this event simple.
Gather on the Courthouse Lawn at 12:30 PM, welcome and open megaphone at 1 PM, immediately followed by march around the Courthouse (along the path and lawn around the Courthouse, not the street).
If you’d like to take advantage of the open megaphone, please prepare a SHORT (1 minute or less) statement of what you’re gathering/marching FOR or what you’re protesting. If you’d like to prepare a statement but don’t feel comfortable reading it out yourself, one of us will be happy to read it out for you.
We’re asking for short statements to give as many people as possible a chance to speak.
We would like to particularly welcome and encourage young women of all backgrounds to come and speak out at this event — What do you take issue with in the world around you? What kind of future are you marching and mobilizing for?
Witty signs and t-shirts (over coats?) positively encouraged!
We still encourage those who can make it to Indy to do so — we’re happy to get you info on busses and carpools if you need it. For more information on the Indy Women’s march event, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/2073896855955504/?ti=icl
Protest Is Not A Crime!!
Saturday, January 20, 2018
4PM Sample Gates
On January 20, 2017, as Donald Trump was inaugurated and while Bloomington was inaugurating a revolution, hundreds
of demonstrators were rounded up by the Washington, DC police.
Entire marches were “kettled” as police squeezed protestors
together in a cordon, holding them for hours, before brutally
arresting them and charging them with conspiracy. Now nearly
200 people face up to 80 years in prison, simply for being present at a combative, dignified demonstration. Their freedom is our freedom, and their convictions in court would destroy our
collective ability to resolutely fight back against the Trump
regime and what it stands for.
BLOOMINGTON STANDS WITH THE J20 ARRESTEES!!!