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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator

#White Supremacist-in-chief

Here's the message we sent to our members. After you've read it, please add your voice.

Dear Friend,

We are aching and crying as we face the aftermath of another period of violence and murder caused by white supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, misogynists.1

Stop the White Supremacist-in-chief!

We are outraged. We are hurting. We are mourning. And we are tired of mourning, tired of hurting, tired of rage without solutions. Yet, you are our hope. Because of members like you, we keep organizing, building power, and strengthening our movements.

Under no circumstances will we allow the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the tragic death of Heather Heyer2 to embolden white supremacist hate and violence. Together, we will not allow them to win — by succumbing to their attempts to create a culture of fear, violence, and hate. Through organizing, movement-building, and strategic action we can shift power and improve conditions for our people.

Take action: Eclipsing white supremacy starts at the top, with President Trump.

Confronting white supremacy is the duty of all of our communities. Just as we have done historically, today also we choose to be on the side of human rights and dignity for all. We will never ignore or forget the history of murder and violence of these domestic terrorist organizations.3 

The white supremacist movement has been behind anti-immigrant efforts throughout its history. Decades ago, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke launched the Klan Border Watch with the intention of terrorizing immigrants through racist vigilante patrols across the southern border.4

Let's change the structure and culture that results in white supremacy and abuse against our people.

Across the country, we challenge hate with racial unity, justice, peace, love, and equity. We are inspired by the thousands and thousands of Presente members who have been taking action to remove white supremacists like Steve Bannon from the White House. Bannon is gone because of members like you, and that's why we must keep pushing for systemic accountability from our leaders in government, the media, and the private sector.

No more white supremacy. Human rights for all. For these to be more than statements, the voices and power of everyday people will need to outmatch and shift the political power while cutting off support to white supremacists.

Let’s build on this momentum and dismantle racism and misogyny in all its horrible forms.