This is a preliminary action plan. Changes and additions will follow.
I. Obtain the cooperation of various national organizations and national figures in implementing elements 2 and 3 of the action plan.
2. Create public awareness of American Solidarity's mission and planned rallies through all social media and the internet/print media including the publication of the following flyer:
An organization of people of all faiths, all colors, all ethnicities, all walks of life, all political parties, all genders, all sexual orientations, and those who don’t subscribe to any party or religious faith, dedicated to bringing to life the promise of the words of the Declaration of Independence, that
“all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men …”
An Open Letter to President Trump and His Supporters
We applaud the pledge you made in your victory speech to, “fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We're going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.” This is of such great importance.
We feel the pain and suffering that millions of our citizens have endured for the past few decades as good jobs have been sent overseas and they have been left either unemployed or employed in low-paying jobs. The middle class world that they had been living in has been shattered. They have been forgotten by the political establishment and they should be forgotten no longer. We applaud your actions on their behalf.
But amidst these positive points, we must note that a spirit of rancor has arisen in our nation. And so we welcome and applaud your pledge to “bind the wounds of division" and “be president for all Americans.” This pledge is essential because you cannot rebuild America physically but leave its social fabric frayed.
It is thus crucial that you act humanely towards all Americans, including Latinos, African-Americans, Muslims, LGBT people, and women. Any action that you take, including court appointments, which would deprive any American their equality and their equal opportunity to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would be against the American spirit. As you said in your speech, “Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential.”
But beyond Americans, the Declaration of Independence doesn’t say “all Americans,” it says “all men.” Anyone who takes refuge in our country, whether documented or not, deserves to be treated with humanity and given a chance to become part of the American dream. Indeed all people deserve to be treated with humanity. We subscribe to the maxim that is at the core of all the world’s great religions: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
To act in any way contrary to that maxim would be un-Christian, un-American, and inhumane. If someone is here illegally, that should in some way be acknowledged … perhaps by a requirement of public service work or a probation period … but they should be given a reasonable path to legality. No one who has been a law-abiding person since entering this country should be turned away.
During the campaign, many things were said by you unfortunately which are contrary to the spirit of the pledges you have now made. Indeed, hate crimes by people who invoke your name have already been reported. We ask you to make a public statement unequivocally disapproving of any violent acts taken by your supporters against Muslims, Latinos, African-Americans, LGBT people, Jews, or any other group. You must make clear this is not acceptable behavior for your supporters. It is un-American.
In the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., we will be holding mass non-violent rallies across the nation to show you the people’s (including your supporters’) support for these concepts of human dignity and equality and urge you to adhere to both the letter and the spirit of the pledges you have made to the American people.
3. The implementation of the planned mass, non-violent, dignified rallies of support across the country in every state.
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