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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hate Speech unacceptable in New Jersey

Cooper River Indivisible -  next meeting is September 11th at 7:00 PM in the Collingswood Library. We're going to focus on immigration, and try out a different meeting format we think you'll enjoy.

Now for the headline: Yeah, you read it right. On August 31st in Pitman, there's an alt-right conference scheduled that lists holocaust deniers, people who advocate violence and harassment towards women, racists, transphobes and homophobes, white supremacists, and online far-right trolls amongst its panelists. 

Who are the speakers, you ask? A quick selection: 
The list goes on (and on), but you get the idea. It's truly amazing that they think they can come to South Jersey and spread their nonsense and their hate. CRI is joining with a coalition of our fellow progressive and community groups in South Jersey to demand the theater cancel this abomination. 

So far, the theater is pushing back on these demands. They need to be getting 100 calls every day until they relent. We're well on our way to this number already from online posts about it, so let's keep this going.

Please dial 856-589-1911 and ask the theater why they refuse to ban these people from their establishment. Leave a message if they don't pick up. This isn't about free speech; we've seen where this kind of speech goes in El Paso, Pittsburgh, and too many other places. They're not welcome in South Jersey.  

If the theater will not change its mind, we will continue the pressure campaign to convince them they're wrong, so stay tuned for updates.

You can read more about the deplorables attending this conference at this link:

Please reply to this email after you make your phone call so we can track our progress. 

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