Support Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib
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Join the National Partnership in supporting Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib and condemning President Trump's racist attacks.
Dear Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib,
As people committed to the rights and dignity of women, people of color, immigrants, young people, LGBTQ+ people, religious minorities, workers and people living at these intersections, who too often face discrimination, oppression, violence and hate, we thank you for the strength and courage you have shown in the face of shameful racist attacks by President Trump and his allies. We recognize the assaults on you as an affront to our country’s most fundamental values and applaud you for standing strong against such ugly, inexcusable sexism, racism and xenophobia. Nobody should have to face the kind of vicious white supremacist attacks that now regularly spew from the White House.
We recognize the history of women of color members of Congress who for decades have endured racist comments and actions as they have fought to represent their communities and bring new voices into Congress. We stand with them as we stand with you.
Your leadership is essential to achieving the just and equitable world we all seek. We are deeply grateful for your service, courage and commitment to representing your constituents and for giving voice to those who too often are unseen and unheard. We know that your constituents elected you not just because you are supremely qualified, but also because you share their life experiences and understand their struggles — which is what democracy is about. Like them, we appreciate your willingness to take on the toughest battles, from speaking truth about the human rights violations our country is committing against asylum-seekers, to fighting for women’s health care, to challenging unfair wages and working conditions, to demanding clean air and water and a toxin-free environment for our children.
We stand with you at this critical moment and will not be derailed in our quest for liberty, equality and justice. We will continue using our collective power to defend and support each of you as you continue your vitally important public service.
With deep and lasting gratitude,