Groups lead statewide day of Trump protests

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 17:14:28-04

Several advocacy groups in Ohio are organizing a massive statewide day of action against Republican nominee Donald Trump. 

Groups will rally in cities from Akron to Zanesville to protest Trump's nomination. In total, 15 cities will see demonstrators taking to the streets. According to reports, all protests will begin at Republican offices in each city. 

The organizations behind the day of action are NextGen Climate Ohio, CREDO, People's Action, and United We Dream Action. They say the actions intend to mobilize thousands of voters across the state. 

David Miller, the spokesperson for NextGen Climate, said the actions do not come with a specific set of demands, but rather aim to raise awareness about the rhetoric of Republicans. 

"We're taking this opportunity to remind voters of the dangerous rhetoric of Trump, [Sen.] Portman and other Republicans," said Miller. "We're going to register voters to make sure they're ready to vote for climate champions at the polls this fall." 

Miller said NextGen Climate Ohio is targeting millennials, who he says are the demographic that cares most about climate change. He said NextGen Climate Ohio intends to be active on 60 campuses in Ohio by November.

Some actions of note are the rally outside Sen. Rob Portman's office in Columbus and a Dayton protest outside the office of Rep. Mike Turner. 

Here's the full list of actions: 

  • Akron Anti-Trump Rally
    1:30pm- Summit County Republican Party Headquarters
  • Protest Trump in Athens, OH
    12:00pm- Athens Courthouse
  • Protest Donald Trump in Bowling Green
    12:30pm- Wood County Courthouse
  • Derail the Trump Train Stark
    6:00PM- Stark County Republican Party Headquarters
  • Protest Trump in Cincinnati
    12:00pm- Fountain Square
  • Protest Donald Trump in Columbus
    5:00pm- Senator Rob Portman’s Office
  • Protest Trump in Dayton
    12:00pm- Representative Mike Turner’s Office
  • Protest Donald Trump in Findlay
    4:00pm- Hancock County Courthouse
  • Protest Donald Trump in Findlay
    4:00pm- Hancock County Courthouse
  • Anti-Trump Protest at Miami University
    12:00pm- MLK/Oxford Memorial Parks
  • Protest Donald Trump in Ravenna
    12:00pm- Portage County Republican
  • Dump Trump Rally in Toledo
    5:30pm- Senator Rob Portman’s Toledo Office
  • Wooster Stop the Trump Rooster!
    2:00pm- Wayne County Republican Headquarters
  • Stop Trump Youngstown
    1:00pm- Mahoning County Republican Party
  • Zanesville Dumps Trump
    1:00pm- Muskingum County Courthouse