Trump has named a White Nationalist as his Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon, confirming fears that he meant what he said against people of color, Mexicans, Muslims, and Jews. This is a significant appointment. Remember how powerful Karl Rove was in the George W. Bush administration at shaping what were ultimately harmful policies and directions for America?
What you can do now:
- My family decided that the first step in our family’s plan to brace for a Trump-and-Republican-controlled Congress and White House would be to educate ourselves and others about the pyramid of hatred used as a cautionary tool by the Anti-Defamation League. Trump and other Republicans have already transgressed several levels of the pyramid. Be watchful for laws creating systemic (legally supported) discrimination that can be subtle (disproportionately impacting minorities), rather than overt.
- Talk about Trump’s decision to appoint Bannon every chance you get; with your friends, coworkers, family, etc. Politics is no longer taboo. It is an American right and privilege, and a necessary and civic responsibility to share accurate information and empower people to build the kind of community they want.
- Register to vote now! Get your friends and family to register to vote now. Voting is the number one best way to change our political leaders and the direction of our country. And a high volume of people registering to vote now will send a signal to our current leaders that they will be held accountable at mid-term elections in 2018. Why do you think Republicans have worked so hard to suppress voting? #registertovote