To: Anthony Casalena, CEO and Founder of Squarespace
Tell Squarespace to dump Steve King
Steve King is one of the most racist members of Congress. As he recently said, "White nationalist, white supremacist...when did that language become offensive?" It’s not enough to condemn King anymore; let’s take action. Tell Squarespace to dump King’s website!
Why is this important?
You have probably heard of Steve King. The nine-term Congressman from Iowa is one of the most racist members of Congress.
Here are some of the things Steve King has said:
- "White nationalist, white supremacist...when did that language become offensive?"
- “You can’t rebuild your civilization with someone else’s babies.”
- Dreamers aren’t good people because "for every one who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert."
There’s a lot more. Just this week we found out that his government website links constituents to a white nationalist blog!
It’s time to take action. We have spent too much time over the years blasting King for his head-in-the-sand racism and we should not just denounce him and move on. It’s time to take King’s platforms away.
Steve King hosts his campaign website (steveking.com) on Squarespace. Please sign our petition telling Squarespace not to host hate on its platform and to kick King off!
There is precedent for this: Squarespace in 2017 gave white supremacist Richard Spencer and a number of other alt-right organizations 48 hours to find a new website host. Other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have deleted accounts belonging to extremists like Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos. Media reports subsequently found that those actions dramatically cut down on their audiences.
De-platforming works as a way to fight hate. Please SIGN and SHARE our petition telling Squarespace to kick off Steve King!