A progressive Jewish organization called Bend the Arc is holding a vigil Tuesday evening in Raleigh to oppose presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.
The Raleigh vigil is one of about a half dozen Jewish-led public gatherings planned around the nation opposing Trump’s campaign, specifically the comments he made after the Orlando shooting.
The vigil comes on the anniversary of the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, James Chaney, an African-American Christian, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were Jewish.
“Donald Trump has put forth a terrifying anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-woman and violent agenda,” Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, said in a statement. “Jews have seen this before. Many of our relatives fled to the United States to escape violence and discrimination from around the world. Now, we are joining together to fight for a better country in this generation, and to deliver a clear message: Donald Trump will not become president of the United States on our watch.”
The vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Nash Square, 200 S. Dawson St., Raleigh.