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Demand Senator Schumer Take ACTION Following Charlottesville

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Five days after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:

* Not one arrest has been made for Saturday's assault of Deandre Harris, though two of the white supremacist assailants were positively identified several days ago.

* Other than putting out statements condemning the white supremacist violence and Trump's vile comments, no ACTION has been taken by Democratic leadership. 

Please stand with me to demand today that Senator Charles Schumer 
1) ORGANIZE and LEAD an urgent, **sustained** national effort to oust Trump's three known white supremacist advisors: Bannon, Miller, and Gorka; and

2) Demand that the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Charlottesville Chief of Police oversee the immediate arrest and criminal charging of Mr. Harris' assailants.

These are actions that Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi could have — and should have — already led.

We the people most not allow our representatives to remain passive as Nazis consolidate power in the White House and violent, known white supremacists remain free.



I spoke with the senator's office again at about 4:45 last night to tell them I would forward the petition to his office today. Within 30 minutes, likely by coincidence, Schumer had tweeted:

"I will not let Pres Trump/Steve Bannon off the hook for refusing to unequivocally denounce white supremacy/neo-Nazism/other forms of bigotry"

My answer?

"@SenSchumer What does that MEAN in ACTION? What are you calling on us to DO with you to make those words meaningful? Words are not enough."

Please keep this petition moving, my friends. Sign and share to send the message that along with tens of millions of Americans, you demand leadership and focused action, not just platitudes.

EIGHT people have been arrested for pulling down the Confederate statue in NC. Not ONE PERSON has been arrested for the assault of Deandre Harris. The videographer who captured the assault on video has not been asked by VA police to share his footage. The life of this black man is of less importance than a white supremacist fantasy fetish. That doesn't reflect the values of the country I want to live in. Help me pressure our leaders to directly and urgently acknowledge and speak out about this injustice.

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