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Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump Holds First Meeting in Wake of Last Week's Election

More than 200 people packed the sanctuary at All People's Church, hoping to put a stop to Donald Trump, and the plans he has for the country.

Jose Gonzalez is part of the 'Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump.' 

"Number one concern is safety," said Gonzalez. "Now there is clear White nationalists taking positions in our government, so we see difficult times coming ahead."

The group said Trump's rhetoric throughout his campaign has created an extreme divide against groups like Muslims, minorities, and women --- and also emboldened racists. 

"This could well be the end of America as we know it. If people think that's an exaggeration, I would love to be wrong," said attendee Elizabeth Matz.

The two hour meeting was dedicated to coming up with ideas on how to move forward, should Trump's policies be put in place. 

Gonzalez said it starts with grassroots organizing.

"We hope to find those community leaders to put in work to come to meetings, build and organization, and become a fighting force to those who have found themselves voiceless," said Gonzalez.

"It would be inconceivable not to try and do something, even if it's just to get together and with other people who are terrified and angry and sad," said Matz.

 "We want our city to follow us in this path to ensure the safety of all it's citizens and it's future," said Gonzalez. 

Organizers are also preparing for what they call '100 Days of Resistance,' where they plan to speak out against Trump's agenda during his first 100 days in office, starting on inauguration day. 
 

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