On October 22, a fervent Trump supporter mailed bombs to prominent Democratic leaders and media outlets, including President Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, and CNN. Those who knew him said he often went on racist rants, and, like Trump, believed President Obama wasn’t a citizen.
On October 24, a white supremacist tried to attack a black church. When he couldn’t get in, he left and murdered Vickie Lee Jones and Maurice Stallard, two black customers at a nearby grocery store. When another customer asked what was going on, the gunman replied “I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t shoot whites.”
On October 27, an anti-semite attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, murdering 11 people during Shabbat services. When the gunman surrendered, he told police he “wanted all Jews to die.”
These actions are the consequences of allowing Trump to whip up xenophobic panic over and over again.
As our nation reels with grief, Trump has doubled down on his hate speech, declaring himself a “nationalist” on television, pushing for troops at the border to stop a caravan of people fleeing violence in their countries, and calling for the end of birthright citizenship.
These are just the latest attacks from an administration that has relied on racism and xenophobia to guide its policies, from the Muslim Ban and the elimination of the DACA program, to forcibly separating children from their parents at the border.
This is Trump’s closing argument, and it’s clear. And so is ours: the Indivisible movement stands with the immigrant community today and with the Jewish and black communities still reeling from hate and violence.
This election isn’t about a single issue or candidate. This election is about the soul of our country. It’s about whether Trumpism is a blip or an era. There is no limit to their cruelty — which is why we must do everything we can to limit their power.
We will continue to work harder than ever for the next seven days, determined to see all of the Trump administration’s enablers held accountable for the hatred and cruelty they’ve unleashed. Here’s what you can do in the final days of this election to fight back:
- Volunteer and talk to voters: Find an event near you or sign up for a phonebank shift or two before Election Day. Knocking on doors and talking to voters and sharing why voting in this election matters is one of the most impactful things we can do right now.
- Forward this email to a few friends: We need everyone to get involved in the next few days if we want to stop this administration’s hate-filled policies, and bigoted rhetoric.
- If you can, chip in to support our movement’s work: We’re doing everything we can to ramp up our get out the vote efforts now, and ensure people know what’s at stake in this election. Can you contribute now to help fund this critical work ahead of November 6th?
White supremacy is on the ballot in this election and every election. And this time Trump is saying it loud and clear for all to hear. Love alone won’t trump hate. But side-by-side, arm-in-arm, neighbor-to-neighbor is how we defeat this administration’s bigotry and fear mongering.
In solidarity, today and every day,
The Indivisible Team