Media eyeballs on RefuseFascism


Since our ad appeared in the NY Times, RefuseFascism has gotten some media attention.

It’s been covered by Common Dreams, which also mentions other organizations that are going to be protesting the election.

Such movements are taking shape elsewhere, as the Women’s March on Washington is now poised to be the biggest inauguration demonstration despite a shaky start and bureaucratic roadblocks.

The Times ad calls for concerned citizens to support the call to action—or commit to it themselves. More than 2,000 people have already signed the declaration.

So sign up already! We also have coverage in Variety, which focused, naturally enough, on the celebrities who have signed on.

The group RefuseFacism.org published a full-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday with the headline, “No! In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America.” The showbiz signatories to the ad also included director Charles Burnett, comedian Margaret Cho, playwright Eve Ensler, musician Wayne Kramer, director John Landis, actor Michael Shannon, musician Michelle Phillips, actor David Strathairn, and director David Zeiger. O’Donnell was not among the names in the print ad, but added her name after its publication, according to Larry Everest, a spokesman for the group.

The group’s initiators include Bill Ayers, jazz musician Ted Sirota, musician Arturo O’Farrill, and Cornel West. In calling Trump’s election illegitimate, it notes that he lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. Also signing were author Alice Walker and poet Saul Williams.

And most significantly (for a significant level of controversy), Cornel West and Carl Dix were invited to appear on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor, at 8 pm and 11 pm EST tonight. Tune in to Fox (I hate to say that) for some potentially combative argument.

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