There’s no room in our country for those who inflict, perpetrate, or incite violence. Period.
This week, the country has been gripped by what authorities are describing as a coordinated, dangerous effort to harm American citizens, fueled by hateful, partisan rhetoric—rhetoric that is too often promoted by the President and leaders in Congress.
Trump built his campaign and now leads our country by bullying fellow Americans and stoking a widening political, racial, and social divide. At a time when words of unity from the president are most needed, Trump instead continued his attacks on the “fake news media,” targeting CNN, a network whose employees were targeted by these dangerous packages.
Luckily, authorities have arrested a suspect, but that hasn’t slowed Trump’s pointed, repeated attempts to divide this country. We all have a chance in 11 days to elect leaders who can start a healing process and focus on the issues Americans desperately want our leaders to address.
OFF-KILTER: REIMAGINING PRISON.
A conversation with Rudy Valdez, the filmmaker behind HBO’s The Sentence, a documentary highlighting the toll mandatory minimums take on families; Vera Institute of Justice President Nick Turner on “reimagining prison”; and the news of the week, ICYMI. You can listen to the episode here.
This year, Millennials are set to make up 34% of the eligible voting population. That’s why it’s more important than ever that every young person knows how to register and how to vote.
Generation Progress, American Progress’ youth-powered team, is partnering with MTV on their exciting +1thevote campaign challenging every voter to bring friends to the polls this November.
Visit the site to register to vote, check your state deadlines, and confirm that your registration is up to date—all in one convenient location.