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SpeakOut! No Fascist USA: Trump/Pence Out Now

Saturday June 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Dilworth Park

Organized by:

Refuse Fascism Philly


Dilworth Park
1 S 15th Street Philadelphia, PA + Google Map


In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.
Into the Streets Juneteenth Weekend!

Bring your friends, your mask, and your voice!

We are at a serious crossroads.

An American fascism, rooted in the Confederacy and wrapped in the flag and Mike Pence’s Bible taken literally, has been spreading its poison of white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia, and oppressive, fundamentalist “traditional” values. Trump does not only speak the language of fascism – he acts on it, calling up the police, military and his MAGA street thugs to carry out brutality and revenge.

Trump has thrown down a heavy gauntlet to the people. He has invoked the Second Amendment to call out his armed vigilante militias, threatened to send the U.S. military into the streets to restore a fascist “law and order” and “dominate the streets.” And in a massive insult to Black people, Trump’s announcement that he would re-start his KKK-style campaign rallies on Juneteenth – the day to celebrate emancipation from slavery – in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the scene of one of the most horrendous mass killings of Black people in U.S. history – sends a clear message: Black people who dare to step out of “their place” will be met with an onslaught of MAGA white supremacists enforcing their fascist program. Should the Trump/Pence regime succeed in dropping the hammer and crushing this righteous uprising of the people, this fascist movement will come back with even more terror and brutality, aimed at destroying our ability to stand up again.

We cannot allow this. Every move the regime makes to kill this uprising must be met with an even greater mass outpouring, in which the resolve of the protesters against police murder is strengthened with a growing defiant chorus resounding across the country: Trump/Pence Out Now!

An uprising has begun.

Day after day, night after night, coast to coast, the streets fill with people of all backgrounds who cannot tolerate another day of white supremacy and a culture of soul-crushing cruelty. Millions have been shaken awake.

This determined struggle for justice has created a serious political crisis that the Trump/Pence regime cannot easily roll over. For the first time in over three years, the people have seized the initiative and refused to let go. Even with all the tear gas and rubber bullets and lethal violence, protesters have not backed down, and the whole world has seen that those in power are not all-powerful. All of society is compelled to choose which side of history they want to be on, even causing wide splits among the rulers. This is how regimes around the world have been forced out of power.

This is a moment to seize.

The fight for justice now must include a growing network of people and organizations from many different backgrounds and political perspectives calling for the immediate removal of the Trump/Pence regime. This cannot be put on hold until November, when talk of election cancellation or Trump’s refusal to leave office is a common point of conversation. Let us not hope against facts that the 2020 election—the same election that Trump was on trial for sabotaging—is enough to resolve the crisis of an entire fascist movement determined to impose their nightmare vision of society. While the regime has been forced to make minor concessions in response to this historic upsurge, it has also made them more desperate to storm forward and lash out. We are the only force that can stop this, millions of people staying in the streets and refusing to go home until our demand – Trump/Pence Out Now! – is met.

We have begun, but should we fail to see this through, this and every struggle for justice will be set back. But if we succeed – and we can succeed – every struggle for justice will be strengthened and a whole fascist movement, from the streets to the halls of power, will be driven back. The whole world will take heart. Let us change the course of history, not for ourselves alone but for all humanity.