jeudi 28 juin 2018

U.S : Stand with Maxine WATERS : let the GOP and Dems know that we have her back !

Civil disobedience in the face of hate is a duty, civility a choice.

Sign now and leave a comment to let Maxine know that we have her back !

Dear friend, 

Rep. Maxine Waters is calling for an end to business as usual when bigotry and hatred are becoming the norm and that is exactly the kind of leadership we need right now.Instead of fighting against a growing violent agenda, too many Democrats are wringing their hands in uncertainty and attacking Maxine Waters on civility instead of being the leaders we need and deserve.

Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat that led to the Supreme Court passing the Trump’s #MuslimBan today1. The Trump Administration stole babies from their parents, put them in cages and called those cages summer camps last week2And through their actions, the Trump Administration has stolen any sense of security and safety for millions of Americans.

It is because of her defense of these horrors that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia3. When Trump, the GOP, and some Dems rushed to her defense, crying fake tears and using Black American history to set up a false equivalency of Sanders and segregation, Rep. Maxine Waters shut it down. She demanded that we “show up wherever we have to show up” and that if we “see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station”, that we “push back on them.” 4

Maxine Waters is right.

When immoral and monstrous acts become the norm, we have a duty to put the social construct of politeness aside and fight like hell for justice in any way we can. The calls for false peace and civility that establishment Dems like Schumer and Pelosi, who called Waters statements “unacceptable”, tells us what side they have chosen; their own 5. They are more invested in maintaining their own power and the status quo than they are of fighting against an Administration that steals children, attacks immigrants and bans Muslims.

A powerful Black woman not afraid to speak the truth is a terrifying thing to Trump, who posted a tweet attacking Waters with an implied threat while GOP members have called for a measure to censure her, demanding her resignation6Trump and the GOP have a vested interest in removing anyone who vocally opposes their agenda, and the silence on the part of the Dems is deafening.

Now more than ever, we need defenders of true democracy and courage in the face of hate. We need more people to #BeLikeMaxineCivil disobedience is a duty, civility a choice. The moral compass of this country is drastically failing. Civil disobedience and protest is our responsibility and our right.

Decades ago, Martin Luther King Jr. told us that the threat of the KKK was not as severe as the growing danger of the “white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice” 7 ?

We have a duty to fight for the future we believe in, and that starts when we take action today.

Until justice is real, 

Arisha, Rashad, Brandi, Jade, Evan, Johnny, Future, Angela, Corina, Chad, Mary, Saréya, Eesha, and the rest of the Color Of Change team

References :

  1. "Supreme Court upholds travel ban" CNN, June 26 2018
  2. "Laura Ingraham : Migrant child detention centers essentially summer camp" The Hill, June 18 2018
  3. "Why Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant" CNN, June 24 2018
  4. "Waters defends remarks about confronting Trump officials : Protest is the democratic way" The Hill, June 25 2018
  5. "Pelosi rebukes Waters for urging supporters to confront Trump administration officials" CNBC, June 25 2018
  6. "GOP reps introduce measure to censure unrepentant Maxine Waters; demand formal apology, resignation" Business and Politics, June 26 2018
  7. "MLK scorn white moderates in his Birmingham letter" Washington Post, January 15 2018

Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.

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