A global activist nonprofit looking to defeat Donald Trump hosted an event Sunday in Mexico City with the goal of registering American citizens to vote in the November election.
“We are going to mobilize the almost eight million Americans who live abroad, a million of them in Mexico, and we want them to vote to stop Donald Trump,” Joseph Huff-Hannon, a campaign leader at Avaaz, said to Agence France-Presse. Avaaz set up a fake wall at their event along with a mariachi band and an effigy of Trump which several people choked.
Signage at the event said “Mexico & USA united to stop Trump” and urged “gringos” to vote. Huff-Hannon told Reuters that Avaaz has already registered “thousands and thousands” of Expats.
— Agence France-Presse (@AFPespanol) September 25, 2016
— Pride Mexico City (@PrideMexicoCity) September 25, 2016
Estimates show that nearly 1 million Americans live in Mexico and they are able to vote in their state of previous residence. Avaaz announced earlier this month that they will be scouring the Earth for anti-Trump Americans, about 8 million citizens live overseas.
The group was launched in 2007 and advocates for a myriad of liberal issues including climate change and “refugee rights.”