Dear MoveOn member,
Can you join a vigil this weekend in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville in response to today’s act of terror by white supremacists? Click here to find a vigil near you. (This link will take you to a partner's site with events around the country. You can also check Facebook and ask your friends, as many events are popping up).
If you haven’t seen the sickening news, here’s a brief recap: Hundreds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday and today, using the removal of a Confederate statue as an excuse to exhibit their violence. The people of Charlottesville, led by young people, students, and people of color, turned out to stand peacefully against this display of hate. A person, now in custody, plowed a car directly into the crowd of peaceful counter-protestors, killing at least one and injuring at least 19 others.
Donald Trump has refused to use the term white supremacist or to condemn white supremacist violence.
Racial terror and violence is one of our history’s darkest legacies. The struggle to end it is one of the nation’s greatest heritages. Let’s stand united with the people of Charlottesville and generations before us against racism, white supremacy, violence and hate, and continue the work of creating a country that lives up to our ideals.
MoveOn is joining with, Indivisible, Womens’ March, Working Families Party, Democracy for America, PCCC, and other partners in supporting non-violent gatherings of solidarity tonight and Sunday.
Also, check Facebook and Twitter and ask your friends; solidarity vigils and events are popping up every minute. People for Bernie is keeping a running list on Twitter here. Or, gather a few friends, make signs, head to your city hall, and snap photos and video and share them using #Charlottesville and #StopWhiteTerrorism.
Thanks for all you do.
—Victoria, Corinne, Ben, Ilya, and the rest of the team
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