To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Dear Members of Congress, #StandUpForUS #Obstruct
We demand that you vigorously oppose Donald J. Trump to the extent that he pursues racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-environmental policies.
We demand that you block nominees who threaten the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, immigrants, and the poor.
We need and expect you to protect our civil liberties, and to use your congressional powers to obstruct anything that violates our core values as diverse Americans.
Why is this important?
The majority of Americans, regardless of who they voted for, did not vote for racism, for sexism, or for xenophobia. And yet since Donald J. Trump won, hate crimes are rising; women have been attacked in his name; people of color, attacked in his name.
Members of Congress are our last line of defense.
We want them to know that we are with them, and we expect them to have our backs. We won’t remain silent. We’ll work harder to mobilize our votes, and our communities.
This petition accompanies a Humanity for Progress PSA by director Liz Garbus that features: Chris Burbank, Steve Buscemi, Lea DeLaria, Sally Field, Tavi Gevinson, Yasmeen Hassan, Rabbi David Ingber, Zoe Kazan, Keegan-Michael Key, Naeem Khan, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Imam Khalid Latif, Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Janet Mock, Rosie Perez, Ai-jen Poo, Bruce Ratner, Bishop Gene Robinson, Toure, and Jeffrey Wright.