Where Will Your ‘Not My Presidents Day’ Rally Be Held Today?

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The protests against President Donald Trump show no signs of slowing. In fact, even on this day off for most, anti-Trump activists are using the federal holiday to participate in actions that give outlet to their frustration with the executive branch.


Regular folks-turned-protest leaders around the country have organized marches in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York in opposition to the Trump presidency.

So on this President’s Day, activists have flipped the switch and instead will take to the streets to celebrate “Not My Presidents Day.”

► In Los Angeles, activists plan a 9 a.m.-1 p.m. protest outside City Hall.

► In Atlanta, organizers plan what they call an “ImPEACH Now” march.

► In Chicago, 3,700 people have indicated on Facebook that they will join Monday’s noon rally across the Chicago River from the Trump Tower, and another 16,000 say they are interested in the event.

► In New York, 13,000 Facebook users say they plan to join a noon protest Monday near Manhattan’s Central Park.

► In Seattle, no rallies are scheduled, but organizers are planning a performance event called Outrage Onstage, which will feature performers, artists and activists 7-10 p.m. at the Sanctuary at Admiral in West Seattle.


“While we acknowledge that Donald Trump holds the current title, the policies he’s trying to put in place are not the beliefs shared by the majority of the people,” Nova Calise, an organizer of the New York event, told USA Today.

On Saturday, Trump held his own rally in Florida, drawing roughly 9,000 people to an aircraft hangar in Melbourne.

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Even policies aside, he is not acting with the dignity that befits the office.

That is why I do not think we have a real President right now.

I can handle a President with policies that differ from what I like. I can work with that. I might disagree but will just hope that a better candidate comes along next election.

But we have a man who was elected to the office who transcends that in his awfulness. Not only are these policies ones I do not agree with; many are bigoted. He shows no respect or regard for the intelligence community, the press, his own advisors, foreign leaders, Constitutional checks and balances, et.al. The list goes on and on.

He is not conducting himself with dignity. He is a bull in a China shop with the temperament of a petulant child.

I could handle a President that I merely disagree with.

But this is much, much, much worse.