Racist Rhetoric by GOP Contenders Not Welcome in Southern California
Hundreds of California Activists Rally Outside CNN Debate, Calling for an End to Attacks Against Blacks, Immigrant Families, and Working Families, Urging Candidates to Focus on Issues & Solutions. Livestream will be available on Twitter via Periscope @Citizenship4All
Los Angeles – On site for the second Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library in Southern California, more than 40 local and statewide California organizations—including faith, immigrant, civil rights groups, students, and labor unions—are calling for a #NoHateDebate and an end to the racist, xenophobic rhetoric that has fueled the Republican primary. Hundreds will caravan to Simi Valley, CA to rally outside against the Republican candidates. Prior to leaving, local groups will hold an early morning pre-debate press conference in Los Angeles. Both events will be live-streamed on Periscope and Twitter at @Citizenship4All.
Earlier in the week, more than 70 organizations issued a letter to CNN, calling on the network to prohibit any further bigotry or attacks by candidates during the debates and to urge each candidate to stop the hate and instead focus on issues affecting African Americans, immigrants, and working families.
Sponsored by: Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, CHIRLAction Fund, Service Employees International Union, SEIU-USWW, FIRM, Community Coalition, UNITE HERE, the Black Workers Center, the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, CARECEN, Mi Familia Vota, and others
WHAT: California groups hold pre-debate press conference in Los Angeles and caravan to Simi Valley to rally outside the GOP debate
VISUALS: Giant 12-foot puppets of presidential candidates will join hundreds of immigrant families, allies outside the Reagan Library
WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
12:30pm ET/9:30 am PT – Press Conference and rally in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
3:00pm ET/12:00 noon PT – Caravan to Simi Valley, CA
5:00pm ET/2:00 pm – Rally outside the Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley
Press Conference: MacArthur Park, S. Park View St & 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Rally, Protest: Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Follow the discussion at #NoHateDebate
CONTACT: Kyle Tharp (865) 776-9645
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