[GVCP] Trump/Mueller Rapid Response: **Clarification about Rosenstein and Request for signs**

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Dear GVCP Member,

Geneseo is an official site for a Rapid Response Rally if Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  Right now, the news is all about what we do if Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  If Rosenstein is fired, we definitely go out.  If Rosenstein resigns, that will be a judgment call.  

The three co-hosts of the rally are Holly Adams, Susan Bailey, and me.  We will wait for word from MoveOn about whether we go out if Rosenstein resigns.  

More information is in blue below.

Here’s the website if you haven’t signed up yet.  (We have 105 people listed as attendees, but, of course, we would like more.)

https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/?from=@

Just type in the Geneseo zip code (14454) and our rally will be on your screen.  Then click on “Sign up to attend.”

The times and rules of the event are below in blue.  THE LOCATION IS ON MAIN STREET, GENESEO, at the brick at the south end of Main Street.  I’ve called the Geneseo Police Department, and told them that we might be there, but, then again, we might not.  At this moment (Tuesday morning) it looks as if nothing will happen until Thursday, 9/27.  Of course, when you’re dealing with Trump, you never know.  If the red flag warning comes out before 2:00 PM on Thursday, the rally will begin at 5:00 PM.  If after 2:00 PM on Thursday, we go out on Friday at 12:00 Noon.

***WE NEED SIGNS** People who know how to make signs please make signs.  We have plenty of peace signs, but no signs that fit directly with this situation.  MoveOn.org has suggested one sign: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.moveon.org/images/Nobody_is_above_the_law_placard

“Nobody is above the law” isn’t a catchy slogan, but it’s a start.  How about, “Save Democracy,” or “No Dictators”?  WE WILL NEED SIGNS!

Peace,

Arnie Matlin for GVCP

Arnold H. Matlin, M.D.
2290 Anderson Road
Linwood NY 14486
<ahmatlingvcp@igc.org>
Phone: 585-768-6277  Cell: 585-752-0676
Fax:     585-768-7311

If you are neutral in situations
   of injustice,
You have chosen the side of
   the oppressor."
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Born 1931  Nobel Peace Prize 1984


Rallies will begin hours after news breaks that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been fired.

If Rosenstein is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin at 5 P.M. local time.

If Rosenstein is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin at 12:00 Noon local time the following day.

This is
our moment to stand up to protect our democracy. Let’s mobilize to show that we won’t let Donald Trump become the authoritarian that he aspires to be. The law applies to all of us, and it’s essential that it also applies to the most powerful people in our country.

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By participating in this event, you agree:

(i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law,

(ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities,
 and

(iii) that event organizers and sponsors will not be responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring in the course of your participating in the event, and you agree to release and forever hold harmless event organizers and sponsors, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from liability for any such injury or damage.

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