Revoke UWEC Support for TPUSA Chapter

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We are calling on the university administration to revoke their support for the newly-formed UWEC chapter of Turning Point USA on the grounds that the organization has officially documented connections to white supremacy. In their article on the group (https://www.adl.org/resources/backgrounders/turning-point-usa), the Anti-Defamation league reports:

  • White supremacy among leadership, including video documentation of chapter presidents chanting, "white power."
  • Public defense of Hitler by communications director, Candace Owens.
  • Frequent white supremacist presence at public events.
  • Generally positive support from right-wing extremists, as well as support from "anti-Muslim bigots and alt lite activists, and from some corners of the white supremacist alt right."

On these grounds, we expect the university to revoke their connections to TPUSA. The group must no longer be endorsed by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and all privileges afforded by this endorsement must be rescinded. TPUSA must not be allowed to use university spaces, funding, or any other resources. 

The university publicly claims to be committed to "...[making] our university community more equitable, diverse and inclusive." By offering institutional support for TPUSA, and by proxy, the white supremacy to which it is connected, the University has failed tremendously in this commitment.



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