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No KKK, No Trump: Coalition Hosts Mass Rally Sat. 12/3

Triangle Unity May Day Coalition will showcase the power of grassroots movement to challenge the forces of hate and oppression

RALEIGH, NC – Following the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump, the country has witnessed a resurgence of hateful rhetoric and violence aimed at immigrants, Muslims, Black  people, workers, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans people, women, disabled people and all oppressed people. On Dec. 3rd, the terrorist Ku Klux Klan are scheduled to hold a “victory” parade in North Carolina to celebrate the electoral win of Donald Trump.

The Triangle Unity May Day Coalition – composed of dozens of grassroots community and workplace organizations – will host a mass rally on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Moore Square Park located at 200 S. Blount Street in downtown Raleigh to showcase the power of grassroots movement to challenge the forces of hate and oppression. The best way to oppose KKK and Trump presidency is building a stronger grassroots social justice movement.

As Trump and his followers, including the KKK, plan to demonstrate their unabashed hate for marginalized groups, Triangle Unity May Day Coalition will demonstrate our unity with an unrelenting fight for justice.

On Thursday December 1 Triangle Unity May Day Coalition held a Press Conference at the State Capitol building in Raleigh to announce the mass rally.

In the video below, Desmera Gatewood – Triangle Unity May Day Coalition, announces the purpose of the December 3 rally in Raleigh to oppose Donald Trump, the KKK and all forces of white supremacy and state violence.

At press conference Nathanette Mayo, President of UE local 150-NC Public Service Workers Union, Durham city worker, speaks about the struggles of the masses of people against the forces of racism and hate including Trump and KKK.

Kristin Beller, kindergarten teacher in Wake county schools, speaks at Press Conference about the struggles of working people to organize and oppose Trump and the KKK.

During the Press Conference, Manzoor Cheema – Muslims for Social Justice, speaks about how Donald Trump won. (Part 1 & Part 1)

Members of the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition issued the  following statement:

“We refuse to back down against the endless police murders of Black people. We stand in solidarity with the Black community in Charlotte as they protest against the non-indictment of cop Brentley Vinson who killed Keith Lamont Scott. We stand in solidarity with our immigrant friends who now fear threats of deportation by Trump. Our movement for not one more deportation will keep fighting ahead!

We stand against hate crimes and racist violence against our friends who are labeled terrorists by the state and Trump by virtue of being Muslim. We are also workers fighting for $15 per hour and for collective bargaining rights for public workers! We oppose any new wars that Trump threatens to create. We move forward to advance our struggle for quality public schools and to defend all public services that Trump has threatened to shut down. We won’t let him shut anything down!”

People from all backgrounds are invited to join and support the coalition of workers, Black, Brown, Muslim, immigrants, and other marginalized groups, called the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition.

#ThisIsOurNC #NCAgainstIslamophobia #NCAgainstRacism #NC4WorkersPower #Not1More

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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