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NYC Emergency Town Hall Sounds Alarm - LGBTQI+ Prepare vs RIGHT WING COUP

African Human Rights Coalition ED, Melanie Nathan - will be on panel at this event.

NYC Emergency Town Hall Sounds Alarm

About Extremist GOP “Project 2025” Plan


WHAT: New grassroots coalition Town Hall on “Project 2025”


WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 17 — 2:30-4:30pm


WHERE: LGBTQ Community Center, 208 West 13th St.


New York – A grassroots, activist-led initiative, Stop The Coup 2025, will present an Emergency Town Hall on December 17th at The Center in New York City to sound the alarm about the dire threat of Project 2025, the extreme right-wing GOP blueprint to retake the White House in November 2024 and destroy our government as we know it. Project 2025, produced by The Heritage Foundation, with $22 million from the Koch family, is an 887-page, systematic plan to dismantle the “Administrative State,” and replace it with authoritarianism, based on Christian Right principles.  


Project 2025 calls for giving the next president “supreme” powers, replacing 50,000 civil service workers with hardline religious loyalists. The plan envisions a militarized dictatorship. It calls for a complete erasure of LGBTQ+ identity, and reversals of gains in civil rights, diversity, racial equality, public education, reproductive health, labor, and climate protections – and more. It also targets immigrants, calling for mass round-ups and detention of 100,000 non-US citizens in mass camps, and deportation of millions – including unaccompanied children.


“In 2025, you could wake up to find yourself a criminal,” declare Stop the Coup activists from groups including Rise and Resist, ACT UP, Gays Against Guns and other groups who have joined the new campaign to fight Project 2025. Stop the Coup 2025 invites progressives from across issues and sectors to join the Town Hall meeting to learn about the plan – and how progressives can fight back. “January 6 was just a rehearsal.”  


The event will feature two panels of speakers, including experts on the extreme religious right and white nationalism, and frontline activists from a range of communities. It will also include a brainstorming strategy session for participants to discuss how to fight the threat of Project 2025.


Speakers include author Jeff Sharlet (The Family); Anthea Butler, author and Professor of Religion (White Evangelical Racism); Natalia Aristizabal Betancur, Deputy Director of Make the Road New York, speaking on immigration; Jessie Daniels, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, author (Nice White Ladies); Reginald T. Brown, Board Chair of VOCAL-NY;  Melanie Nathan, Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition; Frank Mugisha, LGBTQ+ activist with SMUG in Uganda; and more. 


Media are invited to cover this event. RSVP is required. This event is accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided. Covid protocols: Masking is mandatory; participants are asked to take a Covid test before coming.


A ‘Day Of Town Hall’ Zoom Link is available on our website.

The event will livestream on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.


To sign up: Press inquiries:


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