Resisting Racism and Hate: Raise Your Voice NOW!
Anti-Racism Protesters at Charlottesville: “We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible”
Trump’s lackluster response to Charlottesville is an outrage.
The viral images of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist mob converging in Charlottesville this past weekend should ring an alarm bell within every single one of us. The fact that the President lacked the moral leadership to swiftly denounce the violence, racism and domestic terrorism that took place this past weekend is heartbreaking and unacceptable.
Trump, two days later, finally gave a tepid response to the violence in Charlottesville. He’d previously blamed the violence on “many sides,” and only after harsh pushback from elected leaders and the public, made a statement today that was too little and too late.
On Monday, we attended a protest at Trump Tower and participated in a “die-in” and moment of silence with Public Advocate Tish James to mourn the lives lost this weekend. We stood in solidarity with activist coalitions around the city and pledged to continue fighting racism and intolerance.
Trump’s lack of leadership and conviction has enabled the flourishing of violence and white supremacy in our country. It’s more important NOW than ever to show him that we have no place for hate.
We’ve been calling Congress, we’ve been calling our local representatives, but now it’s time that the White House hears from us directly. Halfhearted statements are not enough — we must all speak up to ensure this administration does not get away with facilitating oppression.
Will you join us?
How to Take Action
Contact the White House NOW: Make your voice heard. Let’s make sure White House Officials know that complicit hatred will not be tolerated. Here’s what you can say:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I’m from ____. I call on the President and his administration to swiftly and forcefully denounce white supremacy, racism, and bigotry. I am appalled by the demonstrated lack of moral leadership that is so critical to condemning violence and defending an America for all people. There is no room in our country for this hate. We must all unite to stop it.”
Call or email the official White House comments line: 202-456-1111
Other Actions to Take:
Concerned citizens have created a collaborative Google Document with a list of resources and actions everyone can take post-Charlottesville. Check it out here.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has just released a new edition of their manual Ten Ways to Fight Hate. Read here.