The Partnership for Working Families condemns the acts of racism and terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, VA. Join us this weekend and everyday to stand up for justice. The White Nationalist rally allegedly held to protest the removal of a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee led to the death of a young woman and injuries to many others taking a stand against hatred in their community.
The hatred that led to last weekend’s tragedy has been simmering for the entirety of our country’s history. It gained oxygen and fuel with the launch of Trump’s presidential campaign. Some of the same leaders of this past Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally were also charged with crimes for assault on protesters at Trump campaign events. Trump’s unwillingness to draw distinction between those bearing Nazi flags and those present to protect and defend all members of our diverse country was appalling. It is also a moment that made plain the stakes in our nation’s struggle to ensure that every person truly belongs.
Our network of multiracial, progressive organizations stands in solidarity with communities organizing against explicit and systemic forms of racial oppression and white supremacy. We stand together to call for the removal of Confederate statues that exist as monuments to an army of traitors who took up arms to defend the forced labor, rape, torture, and murder of African people. We stand together to end the present system of mass incarceration, the inhumane deportation machine, lack of adequate housing and education, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and to win the struggle of low-income, people of color to exercise voice in the workplace. We oppose white supremacy, be it in the legislature, the street, or the boardroom.
We stand with those in our communities, cities, and regions who demand liberation and freedom for all. We stand with courage and hope in solidarity with all those who will take to the streets this weekend and in the days to come to ensure that Nazis and Klan find no succor in our communities.
Join us this Saturday August 19th to condemn white supremacy and stand up for justice. Visit #WeAreTheMajority to post or find an action near you.
Arm yourself with effective analysis and strategies for challenging the Right from Political Research Associates, and join PRA and others this Sunday August 20th, 8pm ET for an emergency mass organizing call on white supremacy and how to fight it. RSVP for the call here.
Collectively, we will protect our communities, resist authoritarianism and white supremacy, and we will rise together.