Target: Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Goal: Publicly denounce Donald Trump for his alleged history of sexually assaulting and harassing women.
Donald Trump has now been accused of the sexual assault and harassment of several woman in a report recently released by the New York Times. It’s no secret that Donald Trump has a poor view of women in general, frequently commenting on their appearances and making lewd innuendo to attack political opponents. However, it now appears clear that he’s been committing serious crimes against women for many years without consequence.
The report details numerous cases of Trump harassing women in the workplace, humiliating them by commenting on their bodies and making unwelcome advances. One woman reports him kissing beauty pageant contestants on the lips upon introduction. This was clearly not just a habitual or cultural greeting, as he only did this to some of the women, not all.
The Republican party has put up with a lot of gross behavior from its members, but Donald Trump’s actions fall into the realm of illegal behavior. He can deny it, but the fact that so many women have come forward alleging similar behavior cannot be ignored. Plus, Trump is now the party’s only presidential candidate left. Is this the kind of thing the Republican party stands for?
Sign our petition to demand that, at the very least, the GOP denounces Trump’s gross and illegal behavior toward women and make efforts to ensure this behavior stops before he becomes their official figurehead.
Dear Mr. Priebus,
On top of everything else, Donald Trump has now been accused by several women of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and general lewd behavior throughout his life, according to a report recently put out by the New York Times. The report illustrates gross workplace harassment, unwanted sexual advancement and touching, and other illegal actions for which he was never held accountable.
The Republican party has appeared to reluctantly endorse all of Trump’s other bad behaviors such as refusing to condemn the KKK and saying horribly racists things at his rallies, and now even members who previously refused to support him are suddenly promising to work with him. Is the GOP also willing to support a criminal as its presidential nominee?
The American people are no longer willing to buy claims that sexual assault survivors are lying, and it’s not hard to believe that Donald Trump, who has engaged in lewd and misogynistic attacks during his campaign, would treat women this way outside of the spotlight. If you don’t denounce and at least attempt to put a stop to this behavior, you will be endorsing a criminal. We demand that you publicly condemn Donald Trump’s actions, though you would do better to find a new candidate before it’s too late.
[Your Name Here]
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