We’re less than two weeks away from the Iowa Caucus and the first opportunity voters will have to weigh-in on who they think should be the next President of the United States. Despite nearly every pundits’ predictions, Donald Trump remains at the top of the Republican polls, and that’s made some folks very nervous.
Since entering the race, Trump has doubled down on his offensive rhetoric, calling undocumented immigrants rapists and killers and proposing a ban on all Muslim travelers to the U.S. He’s also taken shots at the GOP establishment, and argued that President Obama has ensured there won’t be another Black president “for generations” because “he’s done such a poor job.”
In light of Trump’s over-the-top comments that have inspired white supremacists to put in robocalls to potential voters to drum up support for his campaign, a new group is calling on all Americans to “dump Trump.”
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names like Kerry Washington, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, and Jane Fonda have joined forces with activists like Angela Davis, Alicia Garza, and Kimberle Crenshaw to call Trump “a grave threat to democracy” and pledge they will speak out to make sure he’s not elected this November.
We believe Trump is a grave threat to democracy, freedom, human rights, equality, and the welfare of our country and all our people.
We have witnessed Trump inciting hatred against Muslims, immigrants, women, the disabled. We have seen him evidencing dangerous tendencies that threaten the bedrock of democracy: unleashing a lynch mob mentality against protestors, calling for the expulsion of Muslims from the country, bullying, and fear-mongering.
History has shown us what happens when people refuse to stand against hate-filled leaders.
We pledge ourselves to speak out in every way possible against the politics of hate and exclusion he represents.
The group is also asking all citizens to sign their names to the pledge to call out the Republican frontrunner “for his hatred, misogyny, Islamaphobia, and racism and to give platform for the voices of the silent majority of Americas who do not and will not stand for it.”
Head over to the #StopHateDrumpTrump website to see a comprehensive list of celeb signatures and learn more.