Orlando Community Calls for Disney CEO Iger to Leave Trump Council Nationwide #DisneyLetHimGo Campaign Launched on #ResistTrumpTuesday

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Athena Montes: 407.267.4266, athena@organizeflorida.org, Organize Florida

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Monday, February 13, 2017

 

Orlando Community Calls for Disney CEO Iger to Leave Trump Council

Nationwide #DisneyLetHimGo Campaign Launched on #ResistTrumpTuesday

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Orlando, FL. - On Tuesday Orlando community members, faith leaders, immigrant organizations, students, Disney employees and labor unions will gather at Walt Disney World to call on Disney CEO Bob Iger to quit President Trump’s “Strategic and Policy Forum” and to renounce policies announced by President Trump and his Cabinet appointees.

Following Orlando’s lead, groups across the country are joining the efforts to launch a national campaign that over 300,000 people have already signed petitions on. A small delegation of workers and community leaders will deliver these petitions shortly before the press conference.

Led by immigrants and Disney workers themselves, racial and social justice activists say this is only the first step in what will be a continuous fight to protect the health and well-being of all people—including immigrants, people of color, minimum wage workers, and the LGBT community during the Trump administration.

The message is clear: #DisneyLetHimGo. We will not back down.

The leader of Orlando’s hometown business needs to stand up for the values of Disney and the Central Florida community.

WHAT: Press Conference and Rally launching national #DisneyLetHimGo Campaign  

WHO: Orlando community members, faith leaders, immigrant organizations, students, Disney employees and labor unions

WHERE: Intersection of Apopka-Vineland Rd (State Road 535) and Hotel Plaza Blvd

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14th at 4:30 pm

Available Visuals & Media Opportunities: Media opportunities for Tuesday include interviews with Rasha Mubarak, CAIR- FL; Angie McKinnon, UNITE HERE; Ahtziry Barrera, Fuerza Inmigrante; Anamaria Romero, Organize Florida, Orlando community members, faith leaders, and farmworkers. Visuals also include organizational and issue-related signs including chants by activists.

 

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