From the Southern Poverty Law Center (http://www.splcenter.org/):
JANUARY 26, 2017
You signed our petition calling on President Trump to remove Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House.
We need you again.
Trump is now bringing in more of the far-right extremists who helped Bannon turn the Breitbart website into what he called “the platform” for the white nationalist “alt-right.”
Tell your friends to sign our petition: Fight back against Breitbart in the White House
Sebastian Gorka is the latest Breitbart alum expected to join Trump. As the website’s national security editor, he wrote demonizing articles about Muslims, alongside hatemongers like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.
Gorka has argued, for example, that accepting Muslim refugees would be “national suicide” and has referred to the racial and religious profiling of Muslims as “a synonym for common sense.”
He’ll reportedly work at the National Security Council, a frightening scenario.
Another Breitbart staffer, Julia Hahn, is expected to be named as a special assistant to the president.
Hahn has written hundreds of inflammatory and misleading articles about immigrants – with headlines like “Criminal Aliens Sexually Assault 70,000 American Women” and “Muslim Immigration Puts Half a Million U.S. Girls at Risk of Genital Mutilation.”
Hahn has repeatedly cited information from the Center for Immigration Studies – a purveyor of anti-immigrant propaganda that was caught this week promoting an article by a notorious anti-Semite.
Bannon’s influence over Trump is only growing – as seen in the inauguration speech he helped write, a speech The New York Times called a “Uniquely Dark Vision of the United States.”
Share our petition and encourage others to join us in saying that Breitbart’s extremists have no place in the White House.
We must stand strong together. We must tell our political leaders – loudly and clearly – that we will not accept a White House that runs on hate.
Please act now by sharing our petition with your networks to help raise a powerful chorus of voices across America to reject the hate and extremism that is infecting the new administration.
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