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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

Help stop a white supremacist

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

Dear Friend,

Donald Trump announced that he wants to hire Stephen Bannon as his Chief Strategist. What’s the problem with that? Stephen Bannon himself said when he left Breitbart, "We're the platform for the alt-right."1 The Alt-right has a well-known philosophy based on white supremacy, this means that Donald Trump wants to hire someone who hates immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ people, Black people, Jewish people — to name a few — to be the person who helps him create strategy for his administration.

Tell Speaker Paul Ryan to oppose white supremacist Stephen Bannon from becoming chief strategist during Donald Trump’s administration.

stopbannon

As the highest ranking person in Congress, Speaker Paul Ryan has the responsibility to make sure due diligence is done for every person appointed or hired to help run our country. The Latinx community is about to face one of the most repressive moments in our history in the US, with Donald Trump promising to deport at least 3 million of us,2 and Stephen Bannon is only confirmation that he is committed to persecuting and criminalizing our communities.

Sign our petition telling Speaker Paul Ryan to stop white supremacist Stephen Bannon from chief strategist during Donald Trump’s administration.

Speaker Ryan said, "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that,"3 The proof is in the pudding, he needs to show us and the country that we’re not going to be hunted down in our homes, workplaces, and in the streets. We demand he does everything in his power to block Stephen Bannon, a white supremacist, from becoming one of the highest-ranking staffers inside the White House.

Join the resistance, contribute to keep the fight going!

Thank you for all you do and ¡adelante!

– Matt, Favianna, Oscar, Erick, Reetu, Erica, Felipe and the Presente Action team.

P.S. Can you donate $5 to support our work? We rely on contributions from people like you to see campaigns like this through.

Sources:
1. "Here's Why It's Fair—and Necessary—to Call Trump's Chief Strategist a White Nationalist Champion." Mother Jones. November 14, 2016.
2. "It’s jail or deportation for 3 million migrants without papers, says Donald Trump." Times of India. November 14, 2016.
3. "Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'." CNN Politics. November 13, 2016.