Democracy for America (DFA) members joined Americans across the country to stand against white supremacy and against the deadly violence committed by Nazi groups in Charlottesville.
In Atlanta, DFA’s Mondale Robinson and Alejandro Chavez joined civil rights icon Dolores Huerta and hundreds of activists, including DFA members, in a rally that dominated local news headlines.
Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America released the following statement:
“We don’t need to ‘study’ the storm of bigotry and hate that Donald Trump helped unleashed in this country and, today, killed a peaceful protestor in the streets of Charlottesville.
“It should be shocking that the President of the United States has refused to call the white supremacist terrorism that occurred today what it is, but it isn’t. Donald Trump is a cowardly bigot who openly sought the support of the people carrying torches, running over individuals, and screaming Nazi slogans.
“The brave souls who put their bodies on the line to stand up to bigotry, hate, and white supremacy in Charlottesville represent the very best of our country’s values and serve as a model of resistance that we all must work to emulate.”
Charlottesville solidarity rallies took place with the following groups:
Women’s March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party, Resist Here, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Mi Familia Vota, OurRevolution, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, People’s Action, Courage Campaign, Greenpeace, #AllOfUs, #Resist, 350.org, OFA, United We Dream, Win Without War, Voto Latino, MoveOn.org, Sierra Club, Pantsuit Nation, Town Hall Project, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, iAmerica, National Immigration Law Center, #MarchForTruth, Color of Change, UltraViolet, IfNotNow, People Power, Faith in Public Life, CREDO, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Brand New Congress, South Asian Americans Leading Together, NARAL Pro-Choice America, RootsAction, SEIU, Hip Hop Caucus, CODEPINK, Peoples Climate Movement, T’ruah, Public Citizen, Daily Kos, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, CPD Action, Stand Up America, American Federation of Teachers, Emerge America, Jewish Voice for Peace, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Moms Rising, RISE Stronger, Democracy Spring, FIRM, Demos, Sunrise Movement, Spread The Vote, Stand.earth, Our Climate, People For the American Way, Food & Water Watch, NextGen America, Fast Food Justice, Action Together Network, Jews United for Justice, New Leaders Council, Run for Something, Corporate Accountability International, Moms Demand Action, and Beyond the Choir