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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

Pledge Your Resistance to Trump!

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

Dear Friend,

Tragically, Donald J. Trump is the president-elect of the United States of America.1 As we watched state after state turn red, we could not escape the realization that the country was taking a sharp turn for the worst.

To be clear, we’re under attack and we're scared for our families and loved ones. And we know we must resist, and change the culture that allowed Trump to rise to power.

The stakes have never been higher. We have work to do and we need to be powerful enough to organize and refuse to support Trump’s regime and its heinous agenda.

Pledge to resist Trump, defend those who will be targeted by his hate, and please ask your friends and family to do the same because no one should go it alone.

Our resistance

Our nation faces one of the greatest threats we’ve ever known. Trump represents a clear and present danger for our communities that must be confronted urgently. If left unchecked, Trump will continue to create a hostile and dangerous environment for all immigrants, Muslims, Latinxs, Asians, Native Americans, women and Black Americans—an environment which will result in tragedy.

Join the resistance.

For those building a movement for social justice, the real question is not what went wrong in the election, but what do we do now? In the face of a government that will force deportations, engage in rabid sexism, cultivate overt appeals to white nationalism and enforce brutal crackdowns on protesters, we have a duty and responsibility to act, to build, and to resist hate, fear, and violence. Planning, discussions, and details will come soon, in the meantime, we will not share your information.

We call on you to pledge to resist the agenda Trump promises his supporters — fascism, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and hate.

Thank you for all you do and ¡adelante!

– Matt, Favianna, Oscar, Erick, Reetu, Erica 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. "Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment." The New York Times. Nov. 9, 2016.