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To: Individual members of Congress

Members of Congress must publicly and loudly denounce the “Great Replacement” theory

Members of Congress must publicly and loudly denounce the “Great Replacement” theory

We call on you to denounce the repugnant, baseless “Great Replacement” theory, a conspiracy theory that preposterously asserts that “native-born” white Americans are being purposely and intentionally replaced by immigrants and people of color to dilute the power of the white majority.

Right now, one quarter of children born in the United States have immigrant parents, and virtually all American families originally came to this country from other lands. The only “native-born” Americans are Native Americans. Immigrants have been a constant source of strength and vitality for our society and economy. They bring cultural riches, as well as skill sets and educational backgrounds that complement rather than compete with workers born here. They launch new companies and create jobs at twice the rate of people born here.

The “Great Replacement” theory inspired the recent Buffalo mass shooter, as well as a long line of other racially motivated mass shooters, including at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI, Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the Walmart in El Paso, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, sites in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and many other places.

This dangerous theory is a direct threat to the peace and safety of our communities and to the foundations of the country, which has been built on people coming to this country from all corners of the world.

You must publicly and loudly denounce the “Great Replacement” theory immediately, and show your constituents that you serve all of us, and not only those of us who are white.

Why is this important?

The Buffalo shooter posted a white supremacist, anti-Semitic manifesto. It clearly shows that he had been radicalized radicalized by the repugnant, baseless “Great Replacement” theory, a conspiracy theory that preposterously asserts that white Americans are being purposely and intentionally replaced by immigrants and people of color to dilute the power of the white majority.

The shooter joins a tragically long list of mass murderers driven by hate, including the shooters at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI, Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the Walmart in El Paso, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, sites in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and many other places.

The white supremacy that led to the murders in Buffalo and to all the other racially motivated shootings reaches all the way up to the highest echelons of our society and government. In Congress, some elected leaders are weaponizing racist disinformation about everything from Critical Race Theory to gender-affirming care, from investments in a care infrastructure to ending mass incarceration and criminalization, in order to stoke fears and hold onto their power.

In fact, some extremist members of Congress, including Representatives Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, and even Elisa Stefanik of New York, the third-ranking House Republican, who echoed the repugnant “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory in her fundraising, are helping to mainstream false, reprehensible white supremacy. Other members of Congress have been notably silent when racially motivated acts of horrific violence, such as what happened in Buffalo, occur.

Don’t let your member of Congress support or ignore white supremacy and the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory. Demand that they publicly and loudly denounce it now.

Updates

2022-06-13 14:41:10 -0400

100 signatures reached

2022-05-26 09:27:12 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-05-25 00:37:02 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-05-21 18:19:06 -0400

10 signatures reached