PARK SLOPE — City Councilman Brad Lander on Tuesday will take his shocked constituents in left-leaning Park Slope through a step-by-step action plan on how to prep for Donald Trump's presidency, and the public is invited to follow along online.
Lander will host a 7 p.m. meeting at a Park Slope synagogue on how to fight Trump's policies, but because more than 1,000 people RSVPed to the event, Lander has asked the public to watch the meeting on Facebook Live and send in questions online.
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"Many of us are still in shock and mourning from the election result," Lander wrote on his website. "While there is great fear, of course, there was also a profound spirit of unity, and a strong will to work together."
Lander's district also includes Kensington, home to a large Bangladeshi Muslim population, and he and newly elected New York state Assemblyman Bobby Carroll held a rally there Friday where they pledged to stand by Muslims.
Lander, the co-chairman of the City Council's progressive caucus and a former community organizer, wrote on his website that his constituents must accept the results of the election, but also resist any attempts by Trump to "gut our core American ideals."
Tuesday’s discussion will present information from local advocacy organizations on how locals can take action against Trump's pledges to ban Muslims from the United States, take funding away from Planned Parenthood, overturn Roe v. Wade and reverse President Barack Obama's executive orders on climate change.
Lander's call to action came as another Park Slope-based leader, Mayor Bill de Blasio, said Trump's pick of Breitbart Media chairman Steve Bannon as a senior adviser means the Trump White House will be linked to white supremacists.
"This means that an organization that's been closely linked to white supremacists is going to have a representative in the White House," de Blasio said Monday morning during an appearance on Hot 97. "Even in the administrations I've fundamentally disagreed with, certainly over the last century, we've never seen anything like that."