None of our North Star visions will become a reality unless we also address the growing threat of White Nationalism and institutionalized white supremacy that place our democracy in peril and our collective liberation out of reach.
Continuing to cast rural people as a common enemy fuel a movement that is determined to exploit people’s pain, direct their fear to those “other,” promulgate disinformation and anti-democratic sentiment and stoke violence. By expanding our understanding, we can provide critical information to inform our movement and create a vision that has the capability of uniting Americans on their shared interests, goals, and values – without sacrificing our commitment to bold, visionary ideas.
What won’t work is to surrender these areas, relegating people/voters to good or bad actors and separating the country into two distinct ideological camps. Instead, we need to redouble our efforts – to have challenging and hard conversations conducted with compassion and openness in places that have experienced a dramatic rise in white nationalist groups and activities. We must dig into the complexities. That's why we are reaching out to half a million people across the country to have those conversations to better understand what is causing our deep divisions across the country.
The results of this effort will be critical to coalescing the direction of the national progressive movement to address the growing threat of rising White Nationalist, extremist, and accelerations movements. Organizations and experts on the front lines that have been working in the field of dismantling White Nationalism and white supremacy have come together in an exciting new partnership to address our greatest challenges.