VALPARAISO — Demonstrators are expected to gather at Central Park Plaza here at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a rally tagged "Nobody is Above the Law."
Organizer Donna Perdue said it isn't associated with the current election issues in Porter County.
"It is just a very large coincidence," said Perdue, who is one of the several Porter County candidates still awaiting word on election results. Perdue, a Democrat, is running against incumbent Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good.
Perdue said she became involved more than two years ago with the national effort sponsored by MoveOn.org. The group put together a list of "red lines" at which they would take action if crossed by President Donald Trump.
One of those red lines, she said, was crossed when Trump forced the resignation earlier this week of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. The concern is that Trump will attempt to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller to end the Russian investigation.
Perdue said she received an email Thursday morning activating demonstrations nationwide Thursday evening.
"We are here today because we believe in the rule of law and we have a president that doesn’t. We are here today to say enough is enough. We stand with Americans across the country to confront President Trump’s blatant efforts to interfere and shut down the Mueller investigation. We are here to stand up to Donald Trump," according to the Nobody is Above the Law's website.
Other Region demonstrations are expected in Dyer, Hammond and Michigan City, according to the website.
Perdue said it is not the intent of the rally to address the election issues in Porter County.