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Use the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to Protest Trump's Election

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On Tuesday, November 8th America decided Donald Trump as the President Elect. Trump has knowingly run his campaign using fear, hate, and aggressor behavior. He has preached blatant racism, sexism, and xenophobia and has been accused of sexual assault and verbal assault. 

In light of this election there have already been massive protests across the country. The immediacy of these reactions has lead me to believe that this election will not be tolerated. Big action seems to be the only kind of action worth taking in such desperate times. 

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to occur on November 24th. This year, as it has every year, will celebrate the past and continuous genocide of Native Americans and their land. It will celebrate these acts of extreme hate and violence with money from pockets very similar to Trump's. 3.5 million people will line the streets of New York and 50 million more will take to their televisions to watch corporate America celebrate the same kind of hate America just elected into office. 

This, I believe, is an opportunity for something revolutionary. We, right now, are a country full of unrest and it will not be silenced. If 45 blocks of New York City are to be closed down for any reason right now it should be for change. The Macy's Day Parade presents activists with the perfect ability to televise, publicize, and revolutionize this movement. 

As an individual, I ask that you sign this petition because you believe in the wrongness of this election. I ask you to pledge that you will, if you can, march against Trump instead of in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you cannot march I ask for your signature simply in the name of numbers. I ask Macy's to consider the gravity of the implications and consequences of their parade, especially given the setting of today. 

I ask for togetherness in a time of pain. This has the potential to be real. I pledge to shut down the parade whether permitted or not. I will not let an opportunity for change like this slip. 

Please share this petition with every person you know who has been negatively effected by this election. Shut this hateful parade down and turn it into something revolutionary.

We can be the change we want to see. 



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