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The Upstander
Steve Bannon

Alt-Right Ideologue Steve Bannon Has No Place in Government, Activists say

A small group of demonstrators gathered in Union Square, New York on November 22 to hand out leaflets urging members of the public to keep Steve Bannon out of the White House. Bannon, who was recently appointed chief strategist and [...]

November 22, 2016 Grassroots, News
The Base Brooklyn

Anarchist Collective Mobilizes Support

Four hundred budding organizers filled Verso Books’ Brooklyn Loft on November 19 for a meeting called by Brooklyn’s The Base anarchist collective to respond to Donald Trump’s impending presidency. An additional 100 people arrived at the doors after the space reached capacity, and held [...]

November 20, 2016 Grassroots, News
You Matter Nation meeting

#YouMatterNation Urges Takeover Of Democratic Party

Activist community ‘You Matter Nation’ hosted its first organizing meeting on Friday to mobilize anti-Trump New Yorkers for the 2018 midterm elections and encourage them to get involved running the state Democratic Party. An estimated 600 people attended the meeting [...]

November 20, 2016 Democratic Party, News
Manhattan Young Democrats logo

Young Democrats Elect Leadership

The Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) elected new officers to lead their post-election fightback at a bustling meeting in the East Village on Tuesday. Over 60 people from across the island gathered at Pinks bar for the youth group’s November general meeting [...]

November 18, 2016 Democratic Party, News
A rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 17, 2016 to denounce hate speech and hate crimes against Muslims.

Muslim Protesters Mobilize in New York After Trump Election Win

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park, New York on November 16 to protest Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim agenda. Protesters said they feared their image would get worse under Trump, who plans to force all Muslims in the United States to register [...]

November 16, 2016 Human Rights, News
Dumbledore's Army

Center for Constitutional Rights Director Compares #notmypresident Protesters to Dumbledore’s Army

Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights has compared anti-Donald Trump protesters to Dumbledore’s Army, the fictional army in Harry Potter that fights a resistance against the evil Lord Voldemort. Warren attended the #notmypresident march in New [...]

November 15, 2016 Grassroots, News
The New York Society for Ethical Culture

Have Conversations with People Who Are Different to You, says New York Society for Ethical Culture

New Yorkers need to start having conversations with people who are different than them in order to bring America together again after the divisive election of Donald Trump, according to a member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. [...]

November 15, 2016 Grassroots, News
NOW-NYC anti-trump protest Nov.14

Trump is a Direct Threat to Women’s Rights, Protesters say

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence have launched a direct attack on women, according to protesters at a recent rally organized by The National Organization for Women of New York. The march was part of NOW-NYC’s Post-Election Call to [...]

November 14, 2016 Human Rights, News, Women

Stand for Office, says Disability Advocate Somoza

Disability advocate Anastasia Somoza says dissatisfied voters should consider standing for office in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win. “Change the world starting in your communities” Somoza said, speaking at a Post-Election Call to Action event held by the National [...]

November 14, 2016 Human Rights, News

“Channel Your Outrage into Action” urges president of National Organization for Women of New York

The National Organization for Women of New York (NOW-NYC) has vowed to help people channel their “outrage into action” following Donald Trump’s shock election victory last week. “We have a present-elect who thought nothing of trivializing sexual assault, who spoke [...]

November 14, 2016 News, Women