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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

NAACP Statement on Government Shutdown and Trump's Address Tonight

Tue, Jan 8, 2019 11:15 a.m.

NAACP Statement on Government Shutdown and Trump's Address Tonight

NAACP Communications
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:38 A.M.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Vanessa Mbonu/ vmbonu@naacpnet.org

BALTIMORE(01/08/19)–Today marks day 17 of the partial government shutdown and importantly, it also marks the second week without pay for the 800,000 government workers and millions of others who depend on government agencies.

It's unconscionable that Americans are forced to suffer the brunt and being held as political hostages because of President Trump's unreasonable pursuit for a border wall we simply can't afford and don't need. As we have seen historically from Berlin to China, walls don't work and not an effective way to remedy our broken immigration system.

Many government workers have shared their #ShutdownStories. It's clear that this shutdown has put them in an untenable position. Both Trump and Congress have a duty to the American people that exceed whatever political leanings they may have. This shutdown is a disservice and a disgrace to our nation.
 
Although we do not know what will be discussed during Trump's address tonight, what we do know is that the information in which he is basing the need of this wall on is not evidence based, however its implication will affect more than just immigration at the southern border. This is nothing but a veil attempt to spread his xenophobic rhetoric to his base and scare others into thinking that this wall is needed while holding government workers as political hostages.
 
NAACP is calling on the White House and Congress to work swiftly and put an end to this shutdown in a way that does not compromise the integrity of our country.
 
Sign petition to end the government shutdown.
 
 
 
 
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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP's work and our six "Game Changer" issue areas here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This statement shows that the NAACP could care less about the well-being of black Americans. The late, great, Terry Anderson talked extensively about how illegal aliens hurt black people--taking their jobs, driving down wages, and waging war on them to drive them out and make their neighborhoods Mexican.
And walls certainly do work--the Israelis wall (fence with LOTS of razor wire actually) reduced illegal migration to zero.

Anonymous said...

A few comments:
Did anyone else think Pelosi and Schumer were a new ventriloquist act?Schumer was Edgar Bergen first,then Pelosi tried it.I couldn't see them move their lips one time,while the other dummy talked,lol.
Then Schumer made the statement,"The symbol of the US should be the Statue of Liberty,not a wall."
Last I checked,the Statue of Liberty was a white woman--not Mex,Muslim or black.If the Statue looked like Alexandria Cortez,that would be different.Of course the point is,the Statue of Liberty was a symbol of its era--when most immigrants WERE white.Now "the Wall" is a better symbol of the current era.
How many times do you hear:"Illegal immigrants are the people who commit the least amount of crimes."
I know,just from living around criminally inclined Mexicans(who I eventually had evicted),that many more acts of crime ARE NOT REPORTED than are committed by a 100-1 ratio.
Why would they report it?I saw plenty of crime,heard more of it and the percentage of illegal activity investigated vs the actual illegal activity was miniscule.LEGAL Mex do not call the police on each other.Only when a violent act of rape or murder is committed,do the police respond.This leaves assault,drug dealing,prostitution,child endangerment and much more.Because of the fear of being caught,ILLEGAL Mex call for police help even less and therefore CANNOT be reported.This is why statistics are skewed to the downside(if they are).Mex crime is a normal way of life to them.It's only when whites or police become victims, that we see the examples of Mex criminal activity come out publicly.There's PLENTY of crime in illegal and legal Mex neighborhoods.
Meanwhile,the Schumer/Pelosi act should give "America's Got Talent" a try.They'd be hilarious--if they weren't so damn ridiculous.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

The second argument(or first,depending on the network and the globalist talking)is:"We're all immigrants.The country was founded by immigrants."
This thinking suggests that the trend of letting every foreigner in,must continue for perpetuity--which,of course,has no such guarantee.If that were true,then blacks would never have been given their emancipation,gays the right to get married,prohibition declared and undeclared,etc.Under the right circumstances all behaviors by governments and citizens can be revised or reversed for any amount of time--if it is determined to be for the good of the country.
Now as Dirty Harry might paraphrase to the whites of America,"You have to ask yourself one question--do you feel lucky?Do you want to take the chance that your country will be overrun by Muslims,blacks and Mexicans?Well,DO YA?"
If you don't feel lucky,you will want a cessation of immigration until the white population can increase its demographics.
If you do feel lucky--and think you will survive a majority black/Mex/Muslim
population (you wont,you'll be rounded up ASAP by the new government with its revised thinking) ,you're in favor of helping those poor refugees flood our country.
Two paths we take:This current trend continues or it doesn't(because of an unknown event,that changes the white mindset).
That's all there is to it.
--GR Anonymous--I'm a white man

Anonymous said...

Like negroes care a hoot about the security of the nation.

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