Bannon, Miller and Gorka – keep these white supremacists off my TV (sign this)
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]No media platform for Bannon, Miller or Gorka to promote hate Tell MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, NPR and other traditional media outlets: “Don’t use your platform to let Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller or Sebastian Gorka promote Trump’s hate.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]Bannon, Gorka and Miller are White Supremacits Since last week’s white supremacist Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump has doubled – even tripled – down on white supremacy and racist terror. It is time to do everything we can to shut down his extremist hate. Trump is by no means the only white supremacist in his administration. His White supremacists’ House is filled with them. Yesterday, Trump caved to public pressure and fired Steve Bannon, founder of the white supremacist news site Breitbart, who served as his top adviser through most of his campaign and presidency.^1 Still there is Muslim-ban architect Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka, an adviser known for his anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic views and Nazi ties. Trump’s fascism, white supremacy, misogyny and bigotry are a threat not only to the communities he targets, but to the very fabric of our democracy. Media outlets should be challenging the right-wing hate Trump promotes, not giving his surrogates free airtime to legitimize it. That’s why we’re standing with our friends at Muslim Advocates and Bend the Arc to call on media outlets to stop booking Trump’s racist surrogates. Can you add your voice today and demand they stop? [ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]Tell MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR and other major traditional news outlets: Don’t use your platform to let Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller or Sebastian Gorka promote Trump’s hate. Click here to sign the petition. Bannon is an anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic white supremacist, domestic abuser and conspiracy theorist. He was one of the masterminds behind the Trump administration’s failed attempts to gut health care for millions of Americans unconstitutional Muslim ban, anti-immigrant border wall and the sweeping abortion restrictions coming out of Congress.^2 He believes in the dangerous lie that the United States is at war with Islam and America should be the center of a new movement of right-wing populism centering on white supremacy.^3 While Bannon may no longer be in the White House, credible media outlets should still refuse to offer him a platform to promote his agenda of hate and xenophobia, which stokes dangerous and vile white supremacy. Just days before the white supremacist Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Gorka was on MSNBC saying that white supremacists are not the problem. ^4 When Donald Trump refused to condemn a fire bomb thrown into a Minnesota mosque recently,^5 MSNBC gave Gorka a platform to defend Trump’s hateful, selective silence.^6 Gorka “defends the indefensible” for the Trump administration.^7 Whether it is justifying Trump’s silence on hate crimes against Muslims, downplaying the dangers of white supremacist violence or escalating Trump’s reckless antagonism of North Korea, Gorka is Trump’s man. Miller’s mentor is well-known white supremacist Richard Spencer,^8 and he has deep ties to anti-Muslim and white supremacist projects and organizations. He recently defended an extremist immigration bill with Nazi-era coded language and by using white supremacist talking points to try to degrade the Statue of Liberty’s message of welcoming all immigrants.^9 Trump’s racist, white supremacist surrogates should not be put on air as experts with valid opinions – it’s time for MSNBC and other major news outlets to ban their hate. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]Tell MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR and other major traditional news outlets: Don’t use your platform to let Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller or Sebastian Gorka promote Trump’s hate. Click here to sign the petition. Traditional corporate media outlets have a huge amount of power. They dictate the information, ideas and perspectives that many Americans consume as news. When they promote Trump surrogates who spew hatred, white supremacy, fascism, misogyny and bigotry, they are normalizing that hate and legitimizing every aspect of Trump’s dangerous agenda. We have to hold the media accountable when they whitewash extremism and demand they push back on hatred and white supremacy. Tell MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR and other major traditional news outlets: Don’t use your platform to let Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller or Sebastian Gorka promote Trump’s hate. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka Thank you for everything you do, Tessa Levine, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/bannon_miller_gorka ]Sign the petition ► References: 1. BBC, ”[ act.credoaction.com/go/15389 ]How Breitbart became Donald Trump's favourite news site,” Nov. 14, 2016. 2. Zack Beauchamp, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15380 ]Steve Bannon, the Trump adviser who helped craft the 'Muslim ban,' explained,” Vox, Jan. 29, 2017. 3. Jalal Baig, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13229 ]Steve Bannon’s war with Islam: Trump may not even understand his adviser’s apocalyptic vision,” Salon, Feb. 5, 2017. 4. Judd Legum, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15251 ]White House adviser says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much,” ThinkProgress, Aug. 10, 2017. 5. Moustafa Bayoumi, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15381 ]Trump is ignoring the Minnesota mosque bombing. We know why,” The Guardian, Aug. 10, 2017. 6. Charlie May, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15382 ]Sebastian Gorka defends Trump’s silence on Minnesota mosque bombing: It could be a 'fake hate crime',” Salon, Aug. 8, 2017. 7. Bob Dreyfuss, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15383 ]Sebastian Gorka, the West Wing's Phony Foreign-Policy Guru,” RollingStone, Aug 10, 2017. 8. Meghana Kurup, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15384 ]Trump asked to fire Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka,” Washington Examiner, Aug. 15, 2017. 9. Josh Harkinson, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15385 ]The Dark History of the White House Aides Who Crafted Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban,'” Mother Jones, Jan. 30, 2017.
· Sat, Aug 19 · obama

· Fri, Aug 18 · obama

BREAKING NEWS: Bannon OUT!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Yes! The New York Times and others are reporting that Trump has told aides he plans to fire Steve Bannon! You helped make this happen! It's a huge win and a great example of what organized grassroots pressure can accomplish. But we need to keep speaking out against Trump's defense of white supremacists and keep the pressure on until he fires the other white nationalist enablers in his White House, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller. If you haven't added your name to the petition please do so immediately: Sign the petition demanding Trump also fire Gorka and Miller>> act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller One down, two to go. Keep speaking out and keep spreading the word! Thank you, Katie, PFAW ++++ +++ ++ TELL TRUMP: Fire Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, and Stephen Miller! act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller Dear Anne, Any condemnation Trump makes of white supremacists and the Alt-Right are meaningless as long as the white nationalists he has as some of his top advisors remain in the White House. Trump advisors Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller hold and promote extremist views that must be rejected -- especially now, in the wake of the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. Bannon is the former head of Breitbart News, an extreme right-wing site he has called the "platform for the Alt-Right." Gorka, a top counter-terrorism advisor for Trump, has been linked to a Hungarian Nazi group -- the group claims he is a member and he wore a medal from the group to Trump's inaugural ball. And Miller, who has been described as a former mentee of avowed neo-Nazi Richard Spencer[1], frequently employs language that appeals to white resentment and even uses phrases known to be Nazi "dog whistles." Demand Trump fire and publicly disavow Bannon, Gorka, and Miller>> act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller Trump took two full days to explicitly condemn the actions of white supremacists, Nazis, and KKK members in Charlottesville which led to multiple injuries and a death directly caused by an avowed Trump supporter and neo-Nazi. But these are empty words when he continues to receive policy and strategy advice from supporters of the Alt-Right and white nationalists. These men have had their hands in Trump's anti-Muslim policies. They use coded language to disparage minority groups that might slip by most people but that extremists and white nationalists hear loud and clear. Need more evidence? - In an interview with Mother Jones, Bannon infamously claimed his Breitbart website had become "the platform for the Alt-Right" and acknowledged the appeal of the Alt-Right to white supremacists and Nazis.[2] And he has been frequently on record promoting racist ideas and using misogynist and homophobic slurs.[3] - Gorka co-founded a political party with members of a group with a history of anti-Semitism and is allegedly a member of a Hungarian neo-Nazi group.[4] - Arguing with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Steve Miller said: "It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree." While this might seem like a strange insult to some, Miller's language was an echo of anti-Semitic Soviet vitriol and incredibly appealing to white nationalists -- including neo-Nazi Richard Spencer -- who referred to the interaction as a "triumph" for his worldview.[5] But that's not the only dog whistle he threw out -- Miller's whole thesis that the famous Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty was added later and is unimportant to American values is a common white nationalist refrain. White nationalists from David Duke to the white supremacist website Stormfront.org to Richard Spencer have all attacked Lazarus's poem and its message of inclusivity.[6] There are no shades of gray here -- white nationalists have NO PLACE in the White House. Tell Trump that Bannon, Gorka, and Miller must be fired IMMEDIATELY>> act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller None of these men should ever have been allowed in the White House in the first place. Since Trump's election the influence of racism and hatred from his campaign and his advisors has been very apparent, and instances of hate crimes and violence by members of the far-right have increased exponentially. It's too late for Trump to undo the damage his rhetoric has already done. But he can make a statement against hate by expelling the white nationalists in his own administration. Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator ================== donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/
· Fri, Aug 18 · obama

Our next big fight in Congress
Friend -- Stop me if you've heard this before: Congressional leaders and the White House are working together on bad legislation that would hurt tens of millions of Americans. This time, it's through a dangerous proposed budget and tax plan -- and while we don't know exactly what the final products will look like, this much is clear: -- They want to give huge tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations at the expense of families who need help. -- They want to clear out spending to pay for those tax breaks by cutting essential programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security - Disability insurance. -- Separately, they want to roll back expansions of overtime protections that ensure fair pay for a day's work, and lift the wages of millions of middle-class Americans. None of these policies has support from the majority of Americans, and it's up to us to speak out: my.ofa.us/Fight-For-A-Fair-Plan They're going to do everything they can to pass these pieces of legislation -- but as we just saw in our health care fight, together we can make noise at the highest policy levels. Here's what we'll do together over the next few months: stay involved, plug into local actions on the ground, listen to real people who will be affected by these policies, and hold the representatives who are rubber-stamping these bad policies responsible. So if you think a middle-class family deserves more tax relief than a hedge fund CEO ... or that programs like Medicare must be protected ... or that we need to stand up to big banks ... or that we must ensure fair pay for a day's work .. ... we need you in this fight. Say you're ready: my.ofa.us/Fight-For-A-Fair-Plan Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Fri, Aug 18 · obama

Charlottesville – we cannot remain silent (sign this)
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Time for Confederate symbols to go Tell federal, state and local government officials: “Take down all symbols of the Confederacy. There is no room in America to celebrate white supremacy and racist terror.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Take down Confederate symbols Donald Trump just can’t stop siding with white supremacy. Yesterday morning, he called confederate monuments “beautiful” and irreplaceable and said the “history and culture of our great country is being ripped apart” by their removal.^1 Confederate monuments are symbols of white supremacy and racist terror. White supremacists did not erect them right after the Civil War. Instead they put those symbols up during the early 1900s when they were using Jim Crow laws and KKK terror to establish de facto slavery in the South, and during the 1960s and 70s, to lash back at civil rights movement advances.^2 They did not put up those symbols to commemorate history, they put them up to foment, condone and institutionalize white supremacy. White supremacist Nazis chose to bring their racist terror to Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend because city officials are planning to move Confederate statues from city parks. But no matter how much Donald Trump tries to focus us on “beautiful” statues, the terrorists’ planned race riot in Charlottesville was not just about symbols. It was about propagating and attracting recruits to their vile and unacceptable ideology of white supremacy. Donald Trump’s racist hate has given white supremacists an invitation and opportunity to grow and expand their movement and be bolder and more threatening in their attempts to reverse decades of civil rights progress. We cannot give them an inch or let them slow down our fight to reclaim our public spaces from symbols of racist hate and terror. That why we are joining with our friends at Color Of Change to demand that all Confederate symbols come down now. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Join us in calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols in America. Click here to sign the petition. Confederate monuments and statues attempt to glorify and erase a stain on our nation’s history for which we have not made amends and from which we have still not recovered. It is not just statues, plaques and monuments. There are at least 1,500 Confederate symbols in public spaces across the country.^3 Almost 200 schools, as well as buildings on many college campuses, are named after Confederate leaders.^4 Some states still allow drivers to have the Confederate flag on their license plates.^5 Since Dylann Roof massacred churchgoers at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina, activists have been organizing to remove symbols of the Confederacy across the nation. As anti-racist organizers have found success in cities like Charleston, New Orleans and Charlottesville, white supremacists have become more desperate. At the same time, they have been emboldened by Donald Trump’s racism and fascism to bring their hate into a much more public light. Today’s white supremacists and neo-Nazis latch onto these symbols as a way to gin up their racist base. They rally around Confederate statues and use them as a pretext to commit terrorism and murder. We can no longer coddle white supremacists and Nazis or indulge their lies about our country’s racist heritage. It is past time that we stop the national veneration of people who committed treason in the name of slavery and a war that was fought to maintain white supremacy and the oppression of African-Americans. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Join us in calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols in America. Click here to sign the petition. The continued display of white supremacist symbols only serves to further signal that white supremacy is not only tolerated in America, but celebrated. We cannot allow white supremacist Nazi terrorists like those in Charlottesville to intimidate us and slow down efforts to confront and dismantle symbols of white supremacy. The racist, fascist bigot occupying the White House has proved this week that he will not stand up to hate. We know the cowardly right-wing extremists in the Republican Party will not step up and confront the white supremacists in their base and the white supremacy at the heart of many of their party’s policies. So it is up to us. Already, what happened in Charlottesville, combined with Trump’s shameful decision to side with white supremacists, has prompted cities and states across the country to start removing their monuments.^6 We need to pressure the leaders of our communities, our states and the federal government to take bold action and refuse to normalize hate. Can you add your name today? Click the link below to join us and our friends at Color Of Change in calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols in America: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down Thank you for everything you do, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Paige Lavender, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15393 ]Donald Trump ‘Sad To See’ Confederate Monuments Being Taken Down," HuffPost, Aug. 17, 2017.  2. SPLC, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15394 ]Whose Heritage?" accessed Aug. 17, 2017.  3. ibid.  4. Emma Brown, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15312 ]Nearly 200 schools are named for Confederate leaders. Is it time to rename them?" The Washington Post, June 24, 2015.  5. Alissa Scheller, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15313 ]9 states allow Confederate flags on their license plates... but that may change," HuffPost, June 23, 2015.  6. "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15395 ]Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Across the United States. Here’s a List.," The New York Times, Aug. 17, 2017.
· Fri, Aug 18 · obama

Join us for a special conversation with OUR Walmart
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· Fri, Aug 18 · obama

Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, and Stephen Miller all have something in common...
If Trump wants us to believe he does not support white supremacy... ... tell him to fire the enablers of white supremacy -- Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, Stephen Miller -- working for him in the White House: my.democrats.org/Fire-White-Supremacists
· Fri, Aug 18 · obama

Congress: Censure Trump NOW
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, They marched as a group around Charlottesville, carrying torches, waving swastikas, chanting Nazi slogans and other racist and anti-Semitic chants. One of them killed a woman and injured 19 others when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters who were there to defend American values against the "Unite the Right" rally's message of hate. Trump said they were not all white supremacists … that many of them were, in fact, "fine people." He said the violence should be blamed on "both sides." People For the American Way and PFAW's African American Ministers In Action network are calling on Congress not to let this stand, and to hold Trump accountable for preaching hate from the White House. Sign the petition: Congress needs to CENSURE President Trump now!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/censure-trump-white-supremacy/ US Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Pramila Jayapal are introducing a resolution to censure Donald Trump for refusing to condemn the KKK and Nazis, and for employing white nationalists -- like Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Sebastian Gorka -- in his White House. The censure will also call on Trump to fire those advisors with deep ties to the so-called "Alt-Right" -- something PFAW is also already calling for. A petition delivery is being planned for as early as TOMORROW, so your signature is needed right away, Laura. It's not good enough that Congress speak out against violent white supremacists. They must speak out against a president who enables and emboldens them with both his rhetoric and his policies. The continued rise of the hate and hate-inspired violence in this country will not stop until our leaders make it crystal clear that Trump's kowtowing to white nationalists and his continued attacks on communities of color are unacceptable. That's why a censure should be such a no-brainer. A censure is a formal reprimand by Congress of an individual whose actions are beneath the dignity of the office they hold. Join PFAW and African American Ministers In Action in supporting the censure resolution against Donald Trump -- add your name now!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/censure-trump-white-supremacy/ Trump's inability to hold white supremacists accountable and do something as simple as take a stand against Nazis is not the America we want to see. The entire nation rallied together to fight and defeat the Nazis the first time around. Now, the president of the Unites States can't even speak out against them. It's shameful, and it tarnishes the presidency and our entire country. Speak out now. Support the censure. And then help spread the word after you sign the petition. act.pfaw.org/sign/censure-trump-white-supremacy/ Thank you for all you do! Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director ================== donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/130 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
· Thu, Aug 17 · obama

Mary, sign your name next to mine:
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· Thu, Aug 17 · obama

Sign the petition: It’s not “alt-right,” it’s white supremacy
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]They are not “alt-right,” they are white supremacists Tell traditional corporate media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC: “Stop sanitizing and normalizing white supremacists and Nazis. Stop using the term 'alt-right.'” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]“Alt-right” has got to go “Alt-right” has got to go. Donald Trump has emboldened white supremacists across the country to emerge from the sewers of the extreme right wing into the light of day. But before Trump’s rise to power, white supremacists got a 21st century rebrand.^1 Richard Spencer, an infamous white supremacist who wants to create an Aryan homeland for dispossessed white people, coined the term “alt-right” in 2008.^2 He wanted to encapsulate extremist right-wing ideals of “white identity” and the preservation of “Western civilization” and make room for a different kind of conservative.^3 What he has really made room for is a new kind of white supremacist, unburdened by the negative baggage of Klan robes or Nazi swastikas. When traditional corporate media outlets call today’s white supremacists “alt-right,” they sanitize and normalize a movement that seeks to reverse decades of civil rights gains and solidify white power and privilege, using violence if necessary. They need to stop. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]Tell traditional corporate media outlets: Call white supremacy what it is. Stop using the term “alt-right.” Click here to sign the petition. Last weekend, white supremacists spent almost 24 hours violently promoting their white resentment and rage in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their torchlit cries of “white lives matter,” “Jews will not replace us,” “one people, one nation, end immigration” and “heil Trump” gave way to fights with counter protesters and finally a terror attack that killed one counter protester and injured almost 20 more. What white supremacists planned in Charlottesville was more like a military invasion than a protest.^4 They seemed more committed to inciting violence and raising the profile of their extremist movement than staging a peaceful rally.^5 ^ Trump led the way in condoning their terrifying actions and communicating to them that he is on their side.^6 The tweeter-in-chief was silent while torch- and assault-weapon-carrying racists marched through the streets. When he first spoke out on Saturday, he shamefully blamed “many sides” for the violence. It took him 48 hours to condemn racist violence and white supremacy, 48 hours that white supremacists celebrated as a victory and a rallying point. But the media played a powerful role as well. Though most outlets condemned Trump’s refusal to call out racism in his initial statement, they repeatedly referred to the white supremacist Nazi terrorists as protesters and their race riot as a rally or clash.^7,8 They gave space to guests who tried to strike false equivalencies between the white supremacists and anti-racist counter protesters or the Black LIves Matter movement more broadly. This is not the time for the media to normalize white supremacists as conventional political actors wearing suits and ties and pretend that there are two sides to white supremacy and Nazism. As Van Jones pointed out while blasting Trump: This is a day in which… an American citizen was assassinated in broad daylight by a Nazi. A Nazi, who the day before had been marching with torches down American streets saying anti-Jewish, anti-black stuff… this not a time to talk about both sides.^9 When it comes to this kind of hate, there are not many sides. There are not two sides. The media needs to do better and we need to force them to act. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]Tell media outlets: Stop normalizing and sanitizing white supremacy. Click here to sign the petition. Until yesterday, the Associated Press Stylebook raised flags about the use of “alt-right” in media coverage of the white supremacy movement, and suggested that reporters “avoid” using the term but did not go as far as recommending that reporters not use it.^10 This week, they took a slightly stronger stance. They still suggested that writers “avoid” the term but also called out “alt-right” as a “euphemism to disguise racist aims.”^11 These guidelines, which reporters and editors do not even consistently follow, are not enough. Outlets that use “alt-right” are dignifying white supremacy’s horrific racism, xenophobia, misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBTQ hate. That’s why ThinkProgress stopped using the term last November.^12 Other media outlets should follow their lead. Tell media outlets: Call white supremacy what it is. Stop using the term “alt-right.” Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight Thank you for everything you do, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/No_More_AltRight ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Oliver Willis, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15354 ]What is the 'alt-right'? A guide to the white nationalist movement now leading conservative media," Media Matters for America, Aug. 25, 2016.  2. SPLC, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15355 ]Richard Bertrand Spencer," accessed Aug. 15, 2017.  3. SPLC, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15356 ]Alternative Right," accessed Aug. 15, 2017.  4. Zenobia Jeffries, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15357 ]Charlottesville was not a 'protest turned violent,' it was a planned race riot," Yes Magazine, Aug. 12, 2017.  5. Richard Fausset and Alan Feuer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15358 ]Far-Right groups surge into national view in Charlottesville," The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2017.  6. Zack Beauchamp, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15359 ]Trump loves saying “radical Islamic terrorism.” He has a tough time with “white supremacy.”" Vox, Aug. 14, 2017.  7. Adam Johnson, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15360 ]For media, driving into a crowd of protesters is a ‘clash,’" Common Dreams, Aug. 13, 2017.  8. German Lopez, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15361 ]We need to stop acting like Trump isn’t pandering to white supremacists," Vox, Aug. 14, 2017.  9. CREDO Mobile, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15367 ]Van Jones Blasts Trump," Aug. 14, 2017. 10. John Daniszewski, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15362 ]Writing about the ‘alt-right.’" AP, Nov. 28, 2016. 11. John Daniszewski, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15369 ]How to describe extremists who rallied in Charlottesville," AP, Aug. 15, 2017. 12. ThinkProgress, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15363 ]EDITORS’ NOTE: ThinkProgress will no longer describe racists as ‘alt-right,’" Nov. 22, 2016.
· Thu, Aug 17 · obama

Choose a Phone That Stands For Something.
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· Thu, Aug 17 · obama

Your grassroots guide for the August Recess
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, This weekend’s “Unite the Right” white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia is the latest example of a growing nationwide trend in public acts of hate aimed at racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Please add your name immediately: Demand that Trump FINALLY speak out forcefully against bigotry, hate crimes, and the “alt-right” white nationalist movement>> act.pfaw.org/sign/trump-denounce-whitesupremacy/ The silence from the very top of our federal government is emboldening these racists every single day. President Trump’s cowardly response -- in which he condemned hatred “on all sides,” thereby equating violent racists with the people who were in Charlottesville to counter their hateful message -- was a national disgrace. But, sadly, it was consistent with what we’ve seen from this administration in response -- or lack thereof -- to emboldened white nationalists and recent hate crimes directed at Muslims, immigrants, and others. A mosque was bombed in Minnesota last week and we have yet to hear a word from Trump in condemnation. And after a Nazi-admiring white supremacist plowed his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, killing one 32-year-old woman and injuring many others, alt-righters celebrated Trump’s refusal to call them out … and white nationalist organizers are already planning their next mass gatherings in Virginia and Texas. It’s time for Trump to end his shameful silence on bigoted acts of violence and the white nationalist Right. The so-called alt-Right among his most committed supporters, but their support should not be welcomed by ANY elected official -- ESPECIALLY the president. Speak out now if you agree that it’s unacceptable for our president to refuse to call out and condemn hate-motivated violence and domestic terrorism by white supremacists. act.pfaw.org/sign/trump-denounce-whitesupremacy/ Elected leaders of both parties -- even some of the most conservative Republicans in Congress -- are joining the chorus of millions of Americans challenging the president to be honest and explicit in his condemnation of white supremacy and racism … and to call the acts of violence motivated by this hate what they are: domestic terrorism. Thank you for adding your voice! -- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director P.S. While Trump apparently hasn’t had the time to correct his response to Charlottesville, he did have the time to tweet out criticism this morning of Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier. Frazier, who is African American, had announced he was leaving the president’s American Manufacturing Council over Trump’s Charlottesville response. Tell the president to get his priorities straight and denounce racist hate!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/trump-denounce-whitesupremacy/ ================== donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/126 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
· Wed, Aug 16 · obama

A message from President Obama (add your name)
"I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together -- unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction -- towards a better future for our children and our grandchildren." --President Barack Obama Add your name if you're ready to rise and organize to secure a better future: my.democrats.org/Rise-and-Organize
· Wed, Aug 16 · obama

CREDO Voice: #Charlottesville
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· Wed, Aug 16 · obama

Signature needed: @RealDonaldTrump has violated Twitter’s terms of service
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]Tell Twitter: Crack down on @RealDonaldTrump Petition to Twitter, Inc.: "Revoke Donald Trump’s Twitter account for violations of the Twitter terms of service and institute safeguards to prevent a single tweet from sparking armed conflict." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]Tell Twitter: Crack down on @RealDonaldTrump Twitter’s terms of service bans hateful conduct and making violent threats.^1 If threatening nuclear war – as Donald Trump did in a recent tweet – does not count, we don’t know what does. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]Tell Twitter: Crack down on @RealDonaldTrump. Click here to sign the petition Trump recently tweeted: “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Twitter's terms of service explicitly provide: [5]Twitter Terms of Service Like many other Trump tweets, this one clearly violated Twitter’s rules and policies against hateful conduct and violent threats.^2 Trump has also repeatedly emboldened violent white supremacists on Twitter, sharing their memes and retweeting their posts to millions of followers. His active promotion of hate mongers helped create the violent atmosphere of racist hate that led to a white supremacist killing a woman with his car in Charlottesville, Virginia.^3 On Tuesday, just days after the white supremacist violence in Virginia, Trump tweeted and then deleted a cartoon depicting a train hitting a CNN reporter. While the White House later claimed that it was tweeted inadvertently, it was not the first time Trump has used his Twitter account to encourage violence targeting the media.^4 Twitter’s coddling of Donald Trump could have deadly consequences. Trump has a history of setting official government policy via tweet. If he spouts off without thinking, makes a disastrous typo – or, worst of all, if his account were to be hacked – the result could be nuclear war. Despite the possible repercussions and Trump’s repeated violations, Twitter has yet to act. It is not too much to ask for Twitter to ensure that White House staff verify any Trump tweets before they are posted. Or, Twitter could stop coddling white supremacists and authoritarians and follow through on its own terms of service by revoking Trump’s account. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]Tell Twitter: Crack down on @RealDonaldTrump. Click here to sign the petition Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to wreak havoc on enemies real and imagined. He has directed armies of internet trolls against journalists, public figures and anyone who draws his ire. His tweets about government policy have caused multibillion dollar changes in the market caps of major corporations. A few weeks ago, he sent a series of tweets announcing a decision to ban transgender Americans from the military despite not having consulted with the military first.^5 If his account tweeted that he had ordered a military strike – whether it was from his own thumbs or because the account had been hacked – countless American lives could be lost before cooler heads prevail. Twitter has more than enough reason to revoke Trump’s account based on its own rules. It must either do so or institute immediate safeguards, or all of us could pay the price. Tell Twitter: Crack down on @RealDonaldTrump. Click below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump Thank you for speaking out, Murshed Zaheed, Political Director [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/twitter_trump ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Twitter, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15335 ]The Twitter Rules,” retrieved Aug. 14, 2017.  2. Jack Moore, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15336 ]Donald Trump's Twitter Account Is Very Much in Violation of Twitter's Terms of Service,” GQ, Aug. 11, 2017.  3. Judd Legum, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15337 ]3 White Supremacists On Twitter That Inspire Donald Trump,” ThinkProgress, July 3, 2016.  4. Kyle Griffin, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15341 ]Trump RT'd this pic..." Twitter, Aug. 15, 2017.  5. Moore, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/15336 ]Donald Trump's Twitter Account Is Very Much in Violation of Twitter's Terms of Service.”
· Wed, Aug 16 · obama

Become an OFA fellow
Friend -- It's that time of the year again: Applications for OFA's fall Community Engagement Fellowship are now open. And we're looking for passionate people like you, who are ready to fight for change and take their organizing skills to the next level. Whether you're new to organizing or just need to brush up on your skills, the Community Engagement Fellowship equips organizers of all levels with the tools and training they need to bring their communities together around critical issues, from climate change to immigration. Applications are open now. Get started on yours today: my.ofa.us/Fellowship-Application For six weeks, fellows will learn from experienced organizers and trainers through weekly online trainings. They'll do a deep dive into the theory of change behind community organizing, then work side-by-side with experienced community organizers to push for progressive change in their areas. The last few months have proven what kind of impact we can have when we come together, get trained, and use those organizing skills to effectively push for progress. Becoming a fellow is a great way to get involved and fight for change on issues that matter to you. Don't wait -- get started on your application now: my.ofa.us/Fellowship-Application Thanks, Jennifer Jennifer Warner National Organizing Director Organizing for Action
· Tue, Aug 15 · obama

White supremacists don’t belong in the White House (sign now!)
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** TELL TRUMP: Fire Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, and Stephen Miller! act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller Dear Anne, Any condemnation Trump makes of white supremacists and the Alt-Right are meaningless as long as the white nationalists he has as some of his top advisors remain in the White House. Trump advisors Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller hold and promote extremist views that must be rejected -- especially now, in the wake of the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. Bannon is the former head of Breitbart News, an extreme right-wing site he has called the "platform for the Alt-Right." Gorka, a top counter-terrorism advisor for Trump, has been linked to a Hungarian Nazi group -- the group claims he is a member and he wore a medal from the group to Trump's inaugural ball. And Miller, who has been described as a former mentee of avowed neo-Nazi Richard Spencer[1], frequently employs language that appeals to white resentment and even uses phrases known to be Nazi "dog whistles." Demand Trump fire and publicly disavow Bannon, Gorka, and Miller>> act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller Trump took two full days to explicitly condemn the actions of white supremacists, Nazis, and KKK members in Charlottesville which led to multiple injuries and a death directly caused by an avowed Trump supporter and neo-Nazi. But these are empty words when he continues to receive policy and strategy advice from supporters of the Alt-Right and white nationalists. These men have had their hands in Trump's anti-Muslim policies. They use coded language to disparage minority groups that might slip by most people but that extremists and white nationalists hear loud and clear. Need more evidence? - In an interview with Mother Jones, Bannon infamously claimed his Breitbart website had become "the platform for the Alt-Right" and acknowledged the appeal of the Alt-Right to white supremacists and Nazis.[2] And he has been frequently on record promoting racist ideas and using misogynist and homophobic slurs.[3] - Gorka co-founded a political party with members of a group with a history of anti-Semitism and is allegedly a member of a Hungarian neo-Nazi group.[4] - Arguing with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Steve Miller said: "It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree." While this might seem like a strange insult to some, Miller's language was an echo of anti-Semitic Soviet vitriol and incredibly appealing to white nationalists -- including neo-Nazi Richard Spencer -- who referred to the interaction as a "triumph" for his worldview.[5] But that's not the only dog whistle he threw out -- Miller's whole thesis that the famous Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty was added later and is unimportant to American values is a common white nationalist refrain. White nationalists from David Duke to the white supremacist website Stormfront.org to Richard Spencer have all attacked Lazarus's poem and its message of inclusivity.[6] There are no shades of gray here -- white nationalists have NO PLACE in the White House. Tell Trump that Bannon, Gorka, and Miller must be fired IMMEDIATELY>> act.pfaw.org/sign/fire-bannon-gorka-miller None of these men should ever have been allowed in the White House in the first place. Since Trump's election the influence of racism and hatred from his campaign and his advisors has been very apparent, and instances of hate crimes and violence by members of the far-right have increased exponentially. It's too late for Trump to undo the damage his rhetoric has already done. But he can make a statement against hate by expelling the white nationalists in his own administration. Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator ================== donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/
· Tue, Aug 15 · obama

Today: Defend DACA
Friend --

Today, OFA supporters are standing up to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which provides hope and protection for DREAMers -- undocumented immigrant youth who have been in this country since childhood and know it as home. DACA is under imminent threat, and as the administration is being pressured to dismantle the program -- turning their backs on nearly 800,000 young adults who are benefiting from this program and making important contributions to our country and economy -- it's critical for us to keep speaking out and defending it. Even if you can't make it to an event today, you can still make your voice heard. Get involved by letting your friends, family, and networks know where you stand: my.ofa.us/Defend-DACA-FB my.ofa.us/Defend-DACA-TW DACA has allowed immigrant youth to pursue college degrees, serve in the military, and hold jobs without the constant threat of being deported. But the administration's debate of the program's future strips them of that peace of mind. We must urge the administration not to dismantle the program and ask Congress to speak up to preserve DACA until there is a lasting legislative solution that protects DREAMers. So today, take a minute to speak out about the cruel impact that ending DACA would have. Share this graphic on Facebook: my.ofa.us/Defend-DACA-FB Or on Twitter: my.ofa.us/Defend-DACA-TW Thanks, Jennifer Jennifer Warner National Organizing Director Organizing for Action
· Tue, Aug 15 · obama

Investigate the censorship of government scientists (signature needed)
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]Tell the inspector general of the Department of the Interior: Investigate the censoring of government scientists and experts The petition to the inspector general of the Department of the Interior reads: "Censoring experts for doing their jobs is an abuse of authority. Launch an investigation into Interior Department Secretary Zinke's arbitrary reassignment of Joel Clement and 50 other senior officials and scientists." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]Stand up for science Joel Clement was the top climate change scientist at the Department of the Interior until last month. That's when Trump's department chief quietly banished him to an accounting job, where he processes royalty payments from fossil fuel companies. Clement is one of about 50 scientists and senior officials quietly removed from their posts at the Department of the Interior in July. He believes he was punished for speaking out about the climate risks facing Alaska Native villages. Censoring scientists will not solve the climate crisis – but Donald Trump is much more interested in covering it up. Banned from doing his job, Clement filed a whistleblower complaint and called for an investigation.^1 [ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]Tell the inspector general of the Department of the Interior: Investigate the reassignment of top officials and scientists. Click here to sign the petition. Before he was demoted, Clement coordinated the federal response to Alaska Native communities threatened by climate change. In a region that is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, these communities are located on melting permafrost.^2 A major storm could flood them away entirely or cause major loss of life. Clement was helping these communities prepare. Some want to relocate now, and others need emergency evacuation plans. Now the federal government has abandoned them, and as Clement points out, they are not the only Americans at risk: "Right now Alaska Native villages are on the front lines, but every coastal city, the deserts of the Southwest, the farms of the Midwest that are getting these frequent and almost biblical deluges, these are direct impacts on the health and safety of Americans and our economic prosperity."^3 Systematically eliminating the government's expertise on climate change is not only foolish, it is dangerously irresponsible. As temperatures increase, so will the dangerous impacts of climate change – flooding, catastrophic storms, heat waves and droughts. We need our scientists to help us understand how to prevent and respond to these threats. Unfortunately, helping out oil and coal companies is a far bigger priority for federal agencies under Trump's authority. Instead of helping us prepare, they are retaliating against anyone who acknowledges the risks we face. Joel Clement's story is part of a broader pattern. Trump has appointed anti-science ideologues and industry lobbyists to key agency roles, revoked environmental safety regulations, removed climate information from government websites, censored scientists from speaking up and reduced public access to data. This administration is at war with reality, and our future will be the casualty.^4 [ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]Tell the inspector general of the Department of the Interior: Investigate the reassignment of top officials and scientists. Click here to sign the petition. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke actually admitted that reassignments are part of his plan to downsize – in other words, he hopes that staff will resign because of their new jobs.^5 Trump's government is intentionally pushing out senior scientists and officials by making their jobs intolerable. Fortunately, federal employees like Joel Clement who speak up about health and safety risks are protected under whistleblower laws. While his complaint is being investigated, he has no intention of going anywhere. And now, eight Democratic senators have called for an investigation into Zinke’s decision to reassign Clement and other officials.^6 If we join them, we can add pressure and publicity to Clement's case, making it harder for the Trump administration to quietly sweep scientists under the rug. Tell the inspector general of the Department of the Interior: Investigate the reassignment of top officials and scientists. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi Thanks for fighting back, Brandy Doyle, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Joel Clement, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14730 ]I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration." The Washington Post, July 19, 2017.  2. Ibid.  3. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15297 ]Meet the senior federal official blowing the whistle on Trump's suppression of climate science," Democracy Now!, Aug. 8, 2017.  4. Jacob Carter, et al., "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15298 ]Sidelining science since day one: how the Trump administration has harmed public health and safety in its first six months," Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2017.  5. Lisa Rein, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15299 ]Interior chief wants to shed 4,000 employees in department shake-up," The Washington Post, June 21, 2017.  6. Juliet Eilperin, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15300 ]Senate Democrats call for an investigation of climate scientist whistleblower complaint," The Washington Post, July 24, 2017.
· Tue, Aug 15 · obama

How to Prepare for the Solar Eclipse
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· Tue, Aug 15 · obama

No place for hate
Friend -- Neo-Nazis and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville this weekend to push their vile message of bigotry and hate. Their violence left many injured, and one woman dead. The administration refused to immediately condemn these groups by name -- and didn't until public pressure grew over days -- but many of you stood up immediately and let it be known that you will not stand for white supremacy in America. Tens of thousands of Americans came together at vigils around the country. Within hours, you made your beliefs known on Facebook and Twitter, and committed to calling out hate in all its forms, wherever you encounter it, and I want to thank you for that. Unfortunately, the kind of bigotry we saw this weekend is not new in our country, but it's as important as ever to stand together in solidarity and reject this ugly ideology. Keep using your voice. Thank you, Jennifer Jennifer Warner National Organizing Director Organizing for Action
· Mon, Aug 14 · obama

Sign if you agree: This hate is not “on all sides,” President Trump
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, This weekend’s “Unite the Right” white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia is the latest example of a growing nationwide trend in public acts of hate aimed at racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Please add your name immediately: Demand that Trump FINALLY speak out forcefully against bigotry, hate crimes, and the “alt-right” white nationalist movement>> act.pfaw.org/sign/trump-denounce-whitesupremacy/ The silence from the very top of our federal government is emboldening these racists every single day. President Trump’s cowardly response -- in which he condemned hatred “on all sides,” thereby equating violent racists with the people who were in Charlottesville to counter their hateful message -- was a national disgrace. But, sadly, it was consistent with what we’ve seen from this administration in response -- or lack thereof -- to emboldened white nationalists and recent hate crimes directed at Muslims, immigrants, and others. A mosque was bombed in Minnesota last week and we have yet to hear a word from Trump in condemnation. And after a Nazi-admiring white supremacist plowed his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, killing one 32-year-old woman and injuring many others, alt-righters celebrated Trump’s refusal to call them out … and white nationalist organizers are already planning their next mass gatherings in Virginia and Texas. It’s time for Trump to end his shameful silence on bigoted acts of violence and the white nationalist Right. The so-called alt-Right among his most committed supporters, but their support should not be welcomed by ANY elected official -- ESPECIALLY the president. Speak out now if you agree that it’s unacceptable for our president to refuse to call out and condemn hate-motivated violence and domestic terrorism by white supremacists. act.pfaw.org/sign/trump-denounce-whitesupremacy/ Elected leaders of both parties -- even some of the most conservative Republicans in Congress -- are joining the chorus of millions of Americans challenging the president to be honest and explicit in his condemnation of white supremacy and racism … and to call the acts of violence motivated by this hate what they are: domestic terrorism. Thank you for adding your voice! -- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director P.S. While Trump apparently hasn’t had the time to correct his response to Charlottesville, he did have the time to tweet out criticism this morning of Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier. Frazier, who is African American, had announced he was leaving the president’s American Manufacturing Council over Trump’s Charlottesville response. Tell the president to get his priorities straight and denounce racist hate!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/trump-denounce-whitesupremacy/ ================== donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/123 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
· Mon, Aug 14 · obama

· Mon, Aug 14 · obama

Sign the petition: All symbols of the Confederacy must come down
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Time for Confederate symbols to go Tell federal, state and local government officials: “Take down all symbols of the Confederacy. There is no room in America to celebrate white supremacy and racist terror.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Take down Confederate symbols Last weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia was the epicenter of white supremacist Nazi hate. On Friday, white supremacist Nazi protesters marched through the streets of Charlottesville carrying torches and chanting “white lives matter” and “we will not be replaced.” Saturday, after a day of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ protest, a terrorist slammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist counter protesters, killing at least one person and injuring almost 20 others. White supremacist Nazis chose Charlottesville because they are outraged that officials are planning to move statues honoring Confederate generals from city parks. Sustained organizing has helped bring down Confederate symbols in Charleston and New Orleans, but since Donald Trump’s election, white supremacists have been emboldened and ever more threatening.^1 We cannot let Trump’s Nazi supporters slow down our fight to reclaim our public spaces from symbols of racist hate and terror. That why we are joining with our friends at Color Of Change to demand that all Confederate symbols come down now. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Join us in calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols in America. Click here to sign the petition. Confederate monuments and statues attempt to glorify and erase a stain on our nation’s history from which we have still not fully recovered. Many were erected soon after the Civil War with the goal of terrorizing newly freed African-Americans and reestablishing white supremacy in the South.^2 Others were erected well after the war, some far from the South, to celebrate and normalize white supremacy and racial terror. And it is not just statues, plaques and monuments. Almost 200 schools, as well as buildings on many college campuses, are named after Confederate leaders.^3 Some states still allow drivers to have the Confederate flag on their license plates.^4 Since Dylann Roof massacred churchgoers at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina, activists have been organizing to remove symbols of the Confederacy across the nation. As anti-racist organizers have found success in cities like Charleston, New Orleans and Charlottesville, white supremacists have become more desperate. At the same time, they have been emboldened by Donald Trump’s racism and fascism to bring their hate into a much more public light. Today’s white supremacists and neo-Nazis latch onto these symbols as a way to gin up their racist base. They rally around Confederate statues and use them as a pretext to commit terrorism and murder. We can no longer coddle white supremacists and Nazis or indulge their lies about our country’s racist heritage. It is past time that we stop the national veneration of people who committed treason in the name of slavery and a war that was fought to maintain white supremacy and the oppression of African-Americans. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Join us in calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols in America. Click here to sign the petition. The continued display of white supremacist symbols only serves to further signal that white supremacy is not only tolerated in America, but celebrated. We cannot allow white supremacist Nazi terrorists like those in Charlottesville to intimidate us and slow down efforts to confront and dismantle symbols of white supremacy. We know the racist, fascist bigot occupying the White House will not stand up to hate. We know the cowardly right-wing extremists in the Republican Party will not step up and confront the white supremacists in their base and the white supremacy at the heart of many of their party’s policies. So it is up to us. Already, the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky has announced he will accelerate plans to remove Confederate statues in his city.^5 We cannot remain silent and let the leaders of our communities, our states or the federal government passively normalize hate. We need to pressure officials now to take the same bold action. Can you add your name today? Click the link below to join us and our friends at Color Of Change in calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols in America. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down Thank you for everything you do, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Take_Down ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Sarah McCammon, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15310 ]Two years after S.C.'s flag came down, cities grapple with Confederate symbols," NPR, July 10, 2017.  2. "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15311 ]Mitch Landrieu’s speech on the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans," The New York Times, May 23, 2017.  3. Emma Brown, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15312 ]Nearly 200 schools are named for Confederate leaders. Is it time to rename them?" The Washington Post, June 24, 2015.  4. Alissa Scheller, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15313 ]9 states allow Confederate flags on their license plates... but that may change," HuffPost, June 23, 2015.  5. Julia Manchester, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/15314 ]Kentucky mayor announces removal of Confederate statues in wake of Charlottesville," The Hill, Aug. 12, 2017.
· Mon, Aug 14 · obama