The Stein/Baraka campaign expresses outrage at the horrific attacks and threats that have been leveled at communities that are in the crosshairs of a Trump presidency. We want to acknowledge the real heartache, pain and worry that people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQIA+, poor and working people are feeling.
We also wish to express our deep sorrow and outrage at the attacks that many Green Party supporters have been subjected to for months, and even more intensely in the last few days. Our supporters, friends and staff have reported being subjected to a steady stream of harassment, abuse and threats, up to and including death threats.
These attacks have not only come from the virulent, racist ranks of Trump supporters, but have also come in large part from Clinton supporters who seem to think it’s okay to vilify, swear at, spit on and make threats against those who disagree; those who choose to exercise their right to vote how they see fit; those who have made the decision that the two-party system itself is the problem.
Hateful behavior, from wherever it comes from across the political spectrum, must be seen and called out for what it is: deplorable.
We must recognize that many people around this country do not feel safe. We must stand with people of color, with immigrants and Indigenous people, with Muslims, Jews, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and all whose rights are threatened. Solidarity must be our guiding principle.
We are committed to peaceful, non-violent actions to oppose the racist, sexist, homophobic, and other harmful acts enacted or inspired by a Trump presidency, and provide real protection and support for people of color and communities that come under threat. We also stand with Greens around the country and the world who have endured bullying and threats for having the courage of their convictions to stand up against the establishment and corporate two-party rule.
The Stein/Baraka ticket ran a principled campaign that unapologetically stood with marginalized peoples and their struggles around this country. We will stand firm with these communities against all attacks, as well as with our supporters who have stood with us in this dark time. We will stand firm for a truly progressive agenda to put people, planet and peace over profit – the only counterweight to the rising wave of right-wing extremism in the United States and the world.
We must stand with each other, take care of each other, and give ourselves the collective strength and support to build our political power. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.