Target: President-elect Donald Trump
Goal: Publicly condemn racist abuse and acts of violence in response to the outcome of the presidential election.
In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, there have been dozens of reports of hate crimes and racially motivated bullying across the country. Muslim women have reported being targeted for wearing hijabs and footage has emerged of students in one South Philadelphia school marching through the hallway holding a Trump campaign sign aloft while saying ‘white power.’ Furthermore, LGBTQ community suicide hotlines have reported increases in the number of calls.
President-elect Trump claimed in his victory speech that he would be a president for all Americans. Given the pervasive nature of this violence and the multiple instances of reports alleging the involvement of statements made in support of the president-elect, it is his duty to condemn these attacks. Sign our petition and demand that President-elect Trump immediately denounces and condemns these hate crimes.
I am writing to you concerning the recent, and widespread upsurge in hate crimes and abuse aimed at African Americans, Latino Americans and Muslim Americans. Many of these incidents have allegedly included references to you or your recent successful campaign for the presidency. This has had the impact of making a large number of Americans afraid for their safety in public.
In your victory speech, you claimed that you wanted to mend the country and be a president for all Americans. I believe, in order to begin to bridge the deep divisions in the country you must show that you believe in justice, safety, and constitutionally guaranteed rights for all Americans. I urge you to immediately, and unequivocally condemn these acts of racism.
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