#WhiteSupremacyKills: Civil Rights Groups Demand Change, Launch ‘Ten Actions’ Campaign
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WASHINGTON – On the two-year anniversary of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va. that tragically killed Heather Heyer, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights launched WhiteSupremacyKills.org. This site features ten direct actions everyone in America can take to help end white supremacy in all its forms.
The ten actions include:
- demanding an end to Trump’s racist rhetoric and policies;
- holding social media companies accountable to their role in fighting hate;
- demanding action from community leaders;
- committing to register and vote;
- challenging Congress to pass common-sense gun safety laws and stronger hate crimes laws;
- telling the Senate to stop confirming extremist judicial nominees;
- ending family separation and the dehumanization of immigrants; and
- pledging to fill out the 2020 Census.
“Words of hate beget acts of hate. Policies of violence beget acts of violence,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference. “On the second anniversary of Charlottesville and just days after the latest white supremacist violence in El Paso, Texas, we must honor all victims of hate with more than words: we must organize to take action.”
WhiteSupremacyKills.org also highlights key steps that the public can take to help fight hate through actions led by coalition members and ally organizations such as Muslim Advocates, NAACP, the Arab American Institute, Census Counts, and Communities Against Hate.
The Leadership Conference remains united with its coalition members and ally organizations to build an America as good as its ideals. For more information, please visit WhiteSupremacyKills.org.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org