We are asking every Representative and Senator in the incoming Congress to sign this declaration or share this message in their own words:
“I unequivocally reject white nationalism and recognize it is a threat to individuals, communities, and American democracy itself.”
White nationalism is a dangerous political ideology that seeks to build a country for white people only — and to rid our country of everyone else. More and more, this toxic worldview has moved from the margins of society to the mainstream.
We’ve seen the impacts of the white nationalist movement and we demand Congress take action. We’ve seen violence and murder across the country, in Charlottesville, Portland, Kansas City, Louisville, and Pittsburgh. We’ve seen the scapegoating of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ve seen antisemitic conspiracy theories and racist ideas spread in our politics.
We will not be divided. We will build a country where all of us belong — where every single person can live, love, and thrive.
Find your Representative and Senators below. Click on the Twitter or Facebook icons next to their name to ask them to #RejectWhiteNationalism.
We thank all the members of the new Congress who have signed the declaration or made their own statements to recognize the threat of white nationalism. Show them your appreciation for standing on the right side of history — send them a message of support on Twitter or Facebook.
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“It's our responsibility to unequivocally reject white nationalism and recognize it as a threat to our values, our communities, and our democracy. The Trump Administration should do the same.” (source)
“We need leaders across the political spectrum to condemn white nationalists and the bigoted beliefs they espouse. Racism, in all its forms, is a threat to our communities and our democracy.” (source)
“The impetus for the President's action seems just as clear: an extremist, racist agenda. Seventy-eight percent of Americans oppose the deportation of such young people. However, groups tied to the white nationalist movement have long sought DACA's destruction. Once again, President Trump seems to bend to the will of extremists rather than mainstream Americans, just as he did while condoning white supremacists in Charlottesville.” (source)
“But rather than directly condemn this violence, President Donald Trump chose to embolden white supremacists by saying there were ‘very fine people on both sides.’ Let me be clear: white supremacy is despicable.” (source)
“From city councils to the highest echelons of the federal government — there is NO place for #WhiteNationalism in our civic life. I signed the pledge to #RejectWhiteNationalism. I urge all my colleagues of the incoming #116thCongress to do the same” (source)
“We watched the President of the United States defend white supremacists today AGAIN. Disgusting. White supremacy alone is to blame for the violence in Charlottesville. Period. There aren't multiple sides to this, Mr. President.” (source)
“...the president’s failure to condemn the white supremacists, KKK members, and the Alt-Right only emboldened their prejudice. There is still only one side: the one of respect, justice, and kindness. We must all denounce hate to ensure our country is on the right side of history.” (source)
“We must stand up against antisemitism, racism & white nationalism in our country. I
#RejectWhiteNationalism - a threat to individuals, communities, & our democracy - and urge my colleagues in Congress to do the same.”
“...our national consciousness has been seared by the violence of white supremacy and domestic terrorist groups. As this vile and dangerous extremist ideology grows in strength, we need to take steps to protect Americans from the threat." *Inclusion of this statement does not indicate that all partner organizations endorse HR 4918*” (source)
“I never thought I would see the day when the president of United States would openly defend white supremacists. I call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to hold this president accountable.” (source)
“Few American communities have been spared the violence of racism, hatred & bigotry this year. That’s why we must unequivocally reject white nationalism in all forms – threatened, written, verbal, or physical – and restore decency and justice in its place.” (source)
“President Trump’s actions and instincts align with those of authoritarian regimes around the globe. He embraces dictators of all stripes. He cozies up to white nationalists....The time for holding back is over. Patriots of every political persuasion must stand up to this type of behavior.” (source)
“Recent hate-motivated events, including the shooting in PA, demonstrate how the dangerous rise of white nationalism & anti-Semitism is a threat to all Americans & our democracy.” (source)
“We must make it clear that white nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism & violence have no place in our state & our country.” (source)
“The growing number of anti-Semitic acts in our country calls for renewed courage and leadership to reject all forms of bigotry. I'm proud to join @bend_thearc to unequivocally reject white nationalism & recognize it is a threat to individuals, communities, & American democracy.” (source)
“If Congress does not send a clear message to the President, the world will see Congress as complicit and groups peddling in white supremacy, racism and anti-Semitism will feel vindicated and emboldened to continue down their path of hate and violence.” (source)
“The events in Charlottesville were a tragic reminder that hateful forces like white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and racial bigotry are never dead but dormant and all too easily awoken by those who stoke fear and division. All of us have the capability and the responsibility to stand up each day for justice, equality, tolerance, and the diversity that makes America great.” (source)
“President Trump’s failure to immediately condemn the actions of the white supremacist group was despicable. America stands for the inclusion of people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. We come together to denounce hatred, racism, and xenophobia and we are stronger because of our diversity.” (source)
“I hereby denounce white supremacy. I commit to championing policies that protect the rights and safety of all people, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and people of all faiths. I will support compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us.” ()
“On this issue, there is only one side: White supremacy is an evil that should not be ignored or tolerated. There is no place in our country for these ideologies.” (source)
“I unequivocally reject white nationalism and recognize it is a threat to individuals, communities, and American democracy itself.” (source)
“I recently met with @bendthearcpgh and agree we all must stand against hate. I join them in rejecting white nationalism & recognizing it as threat to individuals, communities & American democracy. America is a diverse, pluralistic nation - that’s something we need to defend.” (source)
“The American people expect their leaders to condemn white supremacy in unambiguous terms. President Trump not only failed at condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis, he stood up for them – for that he must be censured. The president’s conduct is un-American and it must stop.” (source)
“This tragic act of bigotry and intolerance exposed the senseless views espoused by White Supremacist movements. I firmly believe that all individuals have the right to express their thoughts and beliefs, but racism and violence is unacceptable, and we must be clear that it cannot be tolerated.” (source)
“White supremacy, our nation’s original sin, has always held a prominent role in the African American experience. However, we aren’t alone in our endeavor to combat domestic terrorism. Jews, Muslims, LGBTQ individuals, and other marginalized groups have a long and rich history of standing shoulder to shoulder with us as part of our shared efforts to extinguish the flames of racism and extremist views of white nationalism.” (source)
We need to know where every Representative and Senator in the 116th Congress stands before they’re sworn in on January 3. Send them a message on Twitter or Facebook to make sure they see our demand to reject white nationalism. (Check back soon: after Thanksgiving we’ll update this directory to show who has responded. Elected officials can sign on or share their statement here.)
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