Mitch McConnell announced that Trump would sign the negotiated budget deal and then immediately declare a state of emergency to circumvent Congress and get additional funds for hist racist wall, and that’s exactly what happened. This is in defiance of the checks and balances put in place by the Constitution and, given that there is no emergency, is not a legal action.
While we know that this will be challenged in courts, that could take a very long time and we do not want to sit idly by waiting for the courts to act. Indivisible Chicago is part of a coalition of progressive groups, including immigration rights activists, who are joining a nationwide protest of the president’s actions.
Trump has declared a state of emergency, so we will rally at Federal Plaza at noon on February 18th. We will be joined by groups all across the nation, demonstrating to the world that we will not sit on the sidelines while the president does and end-around the constitution in a blatant power grab.
Please dress appropriately for the weather as we are expecting a cold day.