On how to move forward
1. Treat every poisoned word as a promise. When a bigoted blusterer tells you he intends to force members of a religious minority to register with the authorities believe him and get organized.
2. Treat people like adults, which means respecting them enough to demand that they understand the consequences of their actions.
3. Refuse to accept what’s going on as the new normal.
This isn’t a political contest—it’s a moral crisis and we must get organized.
4. Take our vision to the next level to build political power.
5. Organize now to take mid-term electoral seats and for 2020 elections. Learn more about your local government and get ready to call their offices, attend legislative hearings, show up when you’re needed.
6. Lean on your local and state representatives, tell them to stand up against hate at every turn – starting now.
Steve Bannon has been appointed to Trump’s White House as Chief Strategist. He is a known white Nationalist. As the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon repeatedly and aggressively pushed stories that promote anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and racism. During an interview last summer, Mr. Bannon bragged that Breitbart was “the platform for the alt-right,” a movement that upholds White Nationalism while strongly rejecting diversity in any form. We should all be very concerned about this appointment.
Will Idaho leadership stand up against hate?
Call your representatives and tell them you do not want Bannon near the White house. Ask them to make a public statement about his appointment. Other state representatives have spoken out with a request that the President-elect withdraw the Bannon appointment.
Idaho Leadership numbers
Labrador: (208) 888-3188
Simpson: (208) 334-1953
Crapo: (208) 334-1776
Risch: (208) 342-7985