Sisters and Brothers -
If Donald Trump had his way, he'd make discrimination the law of the land.
During his campaign he supported banning all Muslims from entering the U.S., and last week he defended his plan to create a national registry of Muslims who live here.
Trump has said he wants to deport millions of undocumented immigrants who call this country home. And he plans to reverse President Obama's executive action that provides relief for people like me who were brought to the U.S. as children.
Trump also wants to expand the use of stop-and-frisk, a practice that is essentially an open invitation for police officers to racially profile people of color.
We must do everything we can to protect communities that will be targeted by the racist and xenophobic Trump administration. That's why one of Our Revolution's top priorities in 2017 will be defending the rights of those who will be most vulnerable during Trump's presidency.
Our Revolution will be working at the state and local level to implement policies to keep immigrant families together, establish fair policing practices and allow all people to feel safe in their communities.
When Trump tries to divide us and force millions of our sisters and brothers to live in fear, it will be up to us to stand up for and defend the rights of those who will be harmed by the policies of his administration.
Sanctuary cities and states – places that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation – will be a central focus of our work. By working with grassroots organizations, we will ensure the existing protections granted by sanctuaries are kept in place while adopting those same protections in other cities and states across the country.
Every contribution we receive will send a powerful message that our movement is prepared to fight back against Trump's destructive plans for our country.
Thank you for adding yours before tonight's midnight deadline.