We are called to stand up for justice and love in our communities and with our elected leaders. Here are some ways we can do that.
Use this Guide
From the Southern Poverty Law Center: “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide.”
Talk about Race and Prejudice in Your Family and Community
Bias is learned, and the less it’s talked about the more it grows. When we see racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, or homophobia, we can’t stay silent and expect it to go away. Many resources on talking about these issues, especially with children, are collected here: #CharlottesvilleCurriculum
Talk to Congress
What are your members of Congress saying and, more importantly, doing to condemn and work against white supremacy? What are they doing to address the policies that disenfranchise, criminalize, and impoverish many of the same people who are the target of white supremacists? See what your members of Congress are saying on their website and Twitter feeds. Drop by their local offices to have a conversation with their staff about the leadership you want them to show, and commit to following up regularly to encourage their action.
Stand with Immigrants
The Trump administration is considering whether to put nearly 800,000 young people at immediate risk of deportation. In the face of white supremacist rhetoric and violence, standing with our immigrant neighbors becomes even more critical. Ask your senators to support the bipartisan Dream Act and call on the president to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Find out more.