Tell the top GOP Jewish group it’s time to reject anti-Semitism

Update: On the first day of the Republican National Convention, we delivered this petition with thousands of signatures to Matthew Brooks, the Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

Our fight to prevent Trump from winning the presidency is far from over. Add your name now to help hold the RJC accountable for enabling Donald Trump’s platform of hate.


When presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump posted an anti-Semitic tweet featuring a Star of David, he tried to claim it didn’t mean anything. But the white supremacists supporting his campaign knew exactly what he meant, and the former Grand Wizard of the KKK, David Duke, even praised it.1

We’ve seen this before from Trump and his campaign staff. This isn’t about a single tweet. This is about a deplorable pattern of racist behavior that is fueling Trump’s bid for the White House, a pattern that started on the day he launched his campaign and called Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “murderers.”2

Until Trump actively works to reject the support of known white supremacists and anti-Semites, and cuts ties between his staff and the alt-right,3 there should be no Jewish support for his campaign.

Trump’s campaign has been surrounded by anti-Semitic supporters for months, and they have viciously targeted anyone who speaks out against Trump that they perceive as Jewish, including reporters, campaign workers, and even activists like our Bend the Arc leaders.4

Many Jewish Republicans — who have a unique power to influence Trump’s campaign and put a stop to this hatred — have demanded that Trump change his ways. But the most powerful Republican Jewish group of all, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), has been silent.

It’s time for the RJC and their executive director, Matthew Brooks, to end their support for Donald Trump and his platform of bigotry and hatred.5

For a national Jewish group to continue to support him is unconscionable. As a Republican group, the RJC has the ability to pressure his campaign to cease being a megaphone for hate. As a Jewish group, they are morally obligated to do so.

Add your name now to call on Matthew Brooks and the Republican Jewish Coalition to reject Trump’s embrace and empowerment of his white supremacists supporters.

 

Sources:

1) Buzzfeed — David Duke: “No Way” Star In Trump’s Tweet Was A Sheriff’s Star
2)The Huffington Post — 9 Outrageous Things Donald Trump Has Said About Latinos
3) Mic — Donald Trump's Star of David Hillary Clinton Meme Was Created by White Supremacists
4) ThinkProgress — The Surge Of Trump-Fueled Anti-Semitism Is Hitting Jewish Reporters Who Cover Him
5) The Jewish Daily Forward — Republican Jewish Group Endorses Donald Trump, Exacerbating Feud

To Matthew Brooks, the Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition:

Withdraw the RJC’s support of Donald Trump until he actively rejects the white supremacists — including anti-Semites — who are eagerly supporting his campaign.

Sincerely,


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