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Ask Your Members of Congress to Reject White Nationalism

On Election Day, just weeks after hate crimes in Kentucky and Pittsburgh rocked the nation, the majority of American people voted to change the direction of this country, away from the hate and bigotry that have overtaken our nation as the threat of white nationalism has grown.

Today, NCIL is joining our friends at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action in launching a new campaign to ask every member of the new Congress to go on the record to reject white nationalism and recognize its threat to our communities and our democracy.

Can you help us launch in a big way? It’s going to take all of us to get this demand into the hands of as many members of Congress as possible before they are sworn in on January 3rd.

Go to www.RejectWhiteNationalism.org right now to find your representatives and ask them to sign on. 

The first step in fighting a threat is defining it clearly. Since Trump began his campaign for President, hate crimes against vulnerable communities are on the rise for the third year in a row. In the midterm elections, we saw the Republican party fully embrace anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist rhetoric — even after those same messages had incited the largest anti-Semitic massacre in our country’s history, along with senseless murders in Louisville, Kentucky.

The threat of white nationalism will continue to grow, taking more and more lives and threatening more communities, unless we intervene. The ideology of white nationalism — which seeks to build a country for white people only — has fully moved from the fringes to the mainstream.

Members of Congress new and old must choose a side: will they unequivocally denounce white nationalism, or will they remain silent as our lives, our communities, and our democracy itself is threatened?

We are calling on the new Congress to address the threat of white nationalism clearly, to stop its policies that target immigrants and minority communities, and to hold elected leaders accountable for spreading its toxic ideology.

We’re joining with Bend the Arc and groups across the country to call on the new Congress to take action at www.RejectWhiteNationalism.org.

Thank you for your activism.

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