Hi Eddie—Donald Trump just blamed Black Lives Matter and President Barack Obama for "dividing America" by calling to put an end to the police brutality that claims so many Black lives in our country, including Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. This is just another flat-out lie to add to Trump's long list. It's hate-mongers like Donald Trump who are dividing this country by calling for violence against peaceful protesters!1 It's more important than ever to stand united for the Movement for Black Lives. Show your support now: Click here to add your name and stand with the Movement for Black Lives.–Corinne
Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Alicia Garza, one of the co-creators of the Black Lives Matter network, and I hope you'll add your name to the Movement for Black Lives pledge, which says:
Guided by love, we continue to stand together for justice, human dignity, and our shared goal of ending all forms of state violence against Black people. We organize, occupy, demonstrate, march, and chant for a new future, a future we can be proud of. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors, who fought for their freedom and ours. Like them, we want a world where our lives matter.
We want an end to the war being waged on Black people, in all its forms. Some people fear change, and that's OK. Many will attempt to halt our progress. That is not OK. Some will continue their attempts to undermine us, but we will remain undeterred.
For far too long, our unjust deaths have meant business as usual in this country. No more.
We pledge not to be controlled by fear, but instead by our dreams.
Join us, and pledge to do the same: Stand with the Movement for Black Lives.
—Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter network
1. "Donald Trump strikes muddled note on 'divisive' Black Lives Matter," The Guardian, July 13, 2016
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