UPDATE: Monday's time of protest has been changed to 3:30-5 p.m. from 8-10 p.m.
Palm Beach County groups organized against President Donald Trump have started merging.
Palm Beach Indivisible leader Robb Allan and other members told attendees what local anti-Trump groups had planned for the upcoming week and in the future.
No 45 Protest, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday -- Local group South Florida Activism is scheduled to protest Trump at Dreher Park on 1100 Southern Boulevard in West Palm. Protesters will put on the backs of their shirts paper signs reading “NO 45,” referring to Trump, who is the 45th president. Protesters plan to turn their backs on the presidential motorcade as it drives down Southern. “Our message is singular and direct,” the event’s Facebook page states. “We say NO to the wall. NO to the ban. NO to the retraction of DACA. NO to the pipelines. NO to the swamp cabinet. NO to countless other unjust orders and propositions made by 45 and his administration.” DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood. It is an executive order signed by former President Barack Obama in 2012 that temporarily shields from deportation some child immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally.
Pro-Planned Parenthood rally, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday -- Planned Parenthood of South Florida has scheduled a rally at the Port Saint Lucie office of Republican Representative Brian Mast. “Planned Parenthood is in the fight of our lives given what is at stake for our patients,” the event’s Facebook page states. “If our opponents are successful, patients will lose access to preventive health services such as contraception, cancer screenings and STI testing and treatment. Please bring signs to let Rep. Brian Mast know why funding Planned Parenthood is important to you.” Mast’s office address is 121 SW Port Saint Lucie Boulevard. The local Planned Parenthood chapter stated the event is co-sponsored with Palm Beach Indivisibles, South Florida Activism, and the local chapters of the Service Employees International Union and the Women’s March.
Indivisibles meet with Mast, 8 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday -- One Palm Beach Indivisible leader, Mark Beaumont, said he and other group members who live in Florida’s 17th Congressional district are scheduled to meet with Mast, their representative. They plan to discuss the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, Beaumont said. Mast supports repealing the health insurance program. Beaumont and the Indivisibles oppose this. Around 12.7 million people are enrolled in the ACA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stated on Feb. 4.