A leftist activist has initiated a petition at Change.org calling on public and private venues to ban President Trump from holding campaign rallies in the wake of the “send her back” crowd chants targeting Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at Trump’s Greenville, North Carolina rally Wednesday night. The initial target of the ban is Trump’s August first rally set for U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Igor Volsky, Executive Director of Guns Down America and a former Vice President of the Center for American Progress, announced the petition on Twitter, saying, “In light of the racist #SendHerBack chants at Trump’s rally on Wednesday, I’ve started a petition urging @AEGworldwide, which owns
@USBankArena, to cancel Trump’s upcoming racist campaign rally on Aug. 1.”
In light of the racist #SendHerBack chants at Trump's rally on Wednesday, I've started a petition urging @AEGworldwide, which owns @USBankArena, to cancel Trump's upcoming racist campaign rally on Aug. 1.
Sign it here: https://t.co/JIiXYCl8ei
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 19, 2019
On August 1st, Donald Trump is scheduled to host a campaign rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will take place less than a month after Trump presided over a North Carolina crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman he targeted with racist attacks.
Given Donald Trump’s penchant for stirring up unrestrained demagoguery and racist hate-filled chants against women, minorities, and immigrants at his campaign rallies, we are asking AEG Worldwide, which owns the U.S. Bank Arena, to cancel the event and refuse to rent its space to the Trump campaign.
Does AEG Worldwide and U.S. Bank — which has naming rights to the space — really want to be associated with such hatred and racism?
All colleges, universities, corporate branded arenas or other private or public venues should refuse to rent their arenas for Trump’s racist campaign rallies.
The petition has about 2,000 signatures as of Friday morning.