Target: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Goal: Demand that Governor Chris Christie apologize for saying that the Black Lives Matter movement encourages the murder of police.
Governor Chris Christie was recently asked about the Black Lives Matter movement and showed no shame while voicing his opinion about the activists and their goal on national TV. Christie stated his beliefs that the Black Lives Matter movement’s goal is to urge citizens to murder police officers. Even after the show’s host stated that his statement was untrue, Christie still insisted that the movement was encouraging the murder of law enforcement officers. Demand Governor Chris Christie apologize for his outlandish statement.
Christie has also spoken ill of President Obama for speaking publicly about the movement, claiming that Obama’s support of Black Lives Matter signifies that Obama supports the action of putting police in harm’s way. These statements could not be further from the truth. This year is set to be the second safest year for police officers and the deaths that did occur were not because of the Black Lives Matter movement.
This behavior is unacceptable from a public figure. It is likely that the Governor is speaking ill of the activist movement in an attempt to gain votes. Badmouthing such an important movement for publicly is intolerable. Sign this petition to demand that Governor Christie takes back his comments and apologizes for his offensive words.
Dear Governor Christie,
I am writing you today because I am incredibly disappointed with your words regarding the Blacks Lives Matter movement. You stated that the movement encourages people to murder law enforcement officers and this is completely untrue. This year is slated to be the second safest year in history for police officers and the officer deaths that have happened are not because of the Black Lives Matter movement.
You have also said that you are not in support of President Obama mentioning the movement and that he is encouraging violence against law enforcement officers, which is also not true. The movement is incredibly important and the President mentioning it is just a further reminder that police brutality has gotten out of hand. It needs to be spoken about and factual evidence should be spread instead of derogatory opinions like yours.
I urge you to retract your comments and apologize for your offensive words and learn about the actual intent of the movement. In the future, please research facts on an issue before speaking of it publicly.
[Your Name Here]
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