Support the #KremlinAnnex protests (formerly called #OccupyLafayettePark) nightly protest in Washington, D.C., and start your own #StandOnEveryCorner protest.
Update, July 28, 2018: Last night, organizer Adam Parkhhomenko announced that going forward, the #OccupyLafayettePark protests would move to a new hashtag, #KremlinAnnex. You can find news and updates there now.
So, have you noticed things are coming to a head? Yeah.
Helsinki was the last straw for a lot of people. Those who were close enough to Lafayette Park, which is near the White House in Washington, D.C., gathered spontaneously on the night of July 16, 2018.
It has its own hashtag on Twitter: #OccupyLafayettePark.
Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko), a political advisor to Hillary Clinton, is leading an effort to sustain the Lafayette Park protests until we get real movement on Trump–he quits, Congress impeaches him or sidelines his agenda by having three Republican Senators quit caucusing with the party, etc.
As we prep this post, the Occupy Lafayette Park movement has finished its third consecutive night of protesting. They had a 15- member mariachi band come out around 9 pm EST to annoy the occupants of the White House.
Parkhomenko has arranged to accept donations to the #OccupyLafayettePark movement through ActBlue. To be clear–all we have is the ActBlue link, which lists past headliners at the nightly protests. That’s all we have as far as explanation of where the money goes and what it underwrites. If we find an org that’s supplying bottled water, food, free transportation to the protestors, etc., we’ll add it here.
ActBlue link for donating to the #OccupyLafayettePark protests:
If you don’t live near Washington, D.C. and can’t get there anytime soon, consider starting a nightly protest near you.
People are Fed Up with Trump and his evil minions, and they’re not content to wait for word of big, organized protests. Not that long before Helsinki, a few folks around the country had decided to make signs and do daily protests on their lunch hour, or after dinner.
As people have seen other protestors’ social media posts about their own spontaneous daily actions, it’s snowballed into a movement of its own: #StandOnEveryCorner.
Helsinki and #OccupyLafayettePark gave it a real push. You can follow the #StandOnEveryCorner hashtag to see what others are doing.
The person who seems to have started it–who started standing on his local corner a few weeks before it evolved into a hashtagged movement–is Bryce Tache (@brycetache). As of July 19, 2018, he and friends and neighbors in Minneapolis, Minnesota have gathered for an hour every night in Pearl Park for 30 days straight.
Charlie Adler, who tweets as @48States48Days, is a good handle to follow as well. But! Don’t be content to watch. Make a sign, choose a good place to stand and a time when you can be there every day, and just do it. Invite friends and tweet pictures using the #StandOnEveryCorner hashtag.
If you need suggestions on choice local protest spots, pull up MoveOn’s signup site for its No One Is Above the Law protests, which would be triggered if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein, or makes other moves to destroy the Trump-Russia probe. Plug in your zip code and see where that protest would take place. See if it works for you. If not, do some thinking and scouting and choose a place that’s like it.
But! In scouting for a protest spot, make sure that it’s accessible to people who use wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. They should be able to get to the spot under their own power, at their own pace, and without assistance. If someone has to help them up and over a curb to get there, pick a better place.
Also consider bringing a few folding chairs for those who can’t stand for long periods.
And it’s a good idea to prep and bring a “wardrobe” of protest signs for passersby who see your #StandOnEveryCorner gathering and want to join you then and there. Make it as easy as possible for them to join.
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