Policy and Change.... not Thoughts and Prayers.
Friends, we need to talk. Our hearts are broken by the tragic, hate-fueled terrorist attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. At least 31 parents, neighbors, friends, and family members have been senselessly killed, and this is just from the past few days. There have been over 250 mass shootings in the United States alone in 2019. So many of these killings are undeniably fueled by xenophobia, white supremacy, and the racist rhetoric by those in power. We are in solidarity with the victims, their families, and the impacted communities.
We are also here for you. Please take care of yourself, your loved ones, and please speak out on gun violence and hateful, violent ideologies. And let our community know about it!
We cannot have the green and peaceful future we all hope for without confronting gun violence, actively dismantling white supremacy wherever it exists, and keeping deadly assault weapons out of the hands of white supremacists. Our lives depend on it.
So finally, please check out the following amazing groups working to end gun violence: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, March For Our Lives
And these groups challenging the power of white supremacy: MediaJustice, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Color Of Change and the Southern Poverty Law Center