Saturday, October 1, 2022

LA Civil Rights Leaders Promise Civil Disobedience at LA Rams Home Opener This Sunday

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Najee Ali with other NFL protesters (08-11-17)

*Civil rights leaders Najee Ali, Political Director of the National Action Network (NAN ) L.A. chapter and Pastor K.W. Tulloss Western Regional Director of NAN and a coalition of civil rights groups and activists have called for and will carry out acts of civil disobedience at the LA Rams season opener football game.

The protest is a continuation of the NFL protests and boycott called for by NAN L.A. in support of quarterback Colin Kaepernick who many believe is being blackballed by NFL owners because of his political beliefs and remains unsigned.

The coalition is also calling for a for a meeting with Stan Kroenke the owner of the LA Rams to discuss his commitment to African-American and Latino social issues.

Date: Sunday Sept 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to Noon
Location: Los Angeles Memorial coliseum
3900 S.Figureoa Street
Los Angeles, CA

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Why? Najee Ali responds below:

Colin Kaepernick took a stand for black women, children, and men who were being killed unjustly by police nation- wide with no convictions and for all people of color. He gave up his plate. I didn’t hear him ask you to give up yours. Courage isn’t for everyone.
This is about police brutality and the black balling of a man because he kneeled to bring attention to the police murders of people of color.

Kaepernick put millions on the line and potentially sacrificed his career, so people of color could live in peace, without the threat of state sanctioned murder.

When the NFL or any corporation punishes a man for standing against police brutality then that means the company or corporation is in favor and a supporter of police brutality!

So, we can’t give our money to any business that doesn’t support black and brown lives and our issues.

That’s why we cant allow the NFL and the L.A. Rams to ignore us and carry on with buisness as usual. We plan on disrupting and carrying out acts of civil disobedience against those who choose to support the NFL, its blackballing of Kaepernick and the fact that they don’t care about black and brown lives. I’m willing to be arrested in support of Kaepernick who used his national platform to shine a spotlight on the unjust police murders of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Walter Scott and numerous other brothers and sisters nationally.

NAN L.A.is prepared to keep fighting until justice is won. – Najee Ali, NAN LA political director.

Sponsored by: National Action Network
Project Islamic Hope
S.C.L.C. C.E.O. Rev.William Smart.
L.A.Urban Policy Roundtable.
Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchchinson.
Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and other activists.

 

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