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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

Stop sponsoring Trump’s hate and violence

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

Google, Walmart, Twitter, Apple, and Facebook plan to give millions to supportTrump’s Republican National Convention — sponsoring his brand of hate.

Demand that corporate sponsors stand up for our communities and stop funding Trump’s coronation at the RNC!

Dear Friend,

Every election, big corporations fund the GOP and DNC national conventions. This year, if corporations fund the Republican Convention, they'll be supporting Donald Trump and everything racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigration that he stands for.

Some companies, like Microsoft and Coca-Cola, have already dropped their financial support because of pressure from Presente, ColorOfChange, UltraViolet, CREDO Action, Million Hoodies, America's Voice, and other allies.1 Now, you can increase the pressure on those that are refusing to leave or are undecided.

Demand that companies Dump Trump!

When companies give Donald Trump their sponsorship brands and dollars, they fuel his incredibly dangerous, irresponsible, and inhumane statements and campaign positions. Trump has repeatedly disparaged Latinx, Muslim, and Black communities as well as women and people with disabilities with his hate speech, misogyny, anti-Muslim bigotry, and racism. And if left unchecked, Trump's hate will expand and foster a hostile environment, leading to more violent attacks against our communities.2

We have seen people beaten, threatened and forcefully ejected from his rallies.3 Trump's hate and intolerance are fueling an alarming rise in the number of hate crimes committed against the Muslim and Latinx community as well as significant increases in the membership of white supremacist groups.4 We cannot let powerful corporations support the Republican National Convention, normalizing Trump's hatred.

Tell companies: Stop sponsoring Trump!

Trump is encouraging violence towards our communities in an effort to win favor with some voters’ most fearful and angry instincts. Trump’s stereotypical and violent rhetoric brings real life or death consequences for our people. As long as companies keep financing platforms for Trump to push his racist message, the number of violent attacks against us will escalate.

We cannot let corporations we use everyday, like Google, Walmart, Twitter, Apple, and Facebook, validate Trump's hate. Leaders in the business community can make a commitment to refrain from sponsoring a Donald Trump-led Republican National Convention. But they will only stop fueling Trump’s demagoguery and intolerance if they hear from us.

Tell companies to stop supporting hate speech.

Thank you for all you do and ¡adelante!

– Matt, Favianna, Oscar, Erick, and the Presente.org 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. “Major Corporate Sponsors Are Scaling Back Support for GOP Convention.” The Daily Beast. May 5, 2016.
2. "ArrestTrump.org." Presente campaign.
3. "Trump Hate Map." America's Voice.
4. “White supremacist: Trump is great for web traffic.” Sun Times. December 10, 2015.