After years of denigration and violence from the government, for Latinos this election is a fight to demand respect. Now, in the middle of a global pandemic, it is linked to our very survival.
In 2020, we resolve to get Trump out of office. As we see it, there’s no sitting on the sidelines. We cannot enable four more years of this administration and be complicit in astronomically compounding the pain, trauma and destruction it has wrought domestically and globally.
There is no question that President Trump's policies have caused irreparable harm in our Latinx communities. Over the last few months we have seen how the public health crisis and the crisis of racist police violence in this country have shed a painful spotlight on how our communities are impacted at disproportionate levels. All as a result of having a cruel and negligent president in charge.
The upcoming general elections will be a referendum on state violence, racism, COVID-19, the casualties, and the many, many, failures of the president and his government. As Latinx voters have already proven to be a game-changing force. And, we need to finish the job.
But we have survived and do so everyday. Our comunidad is seeing each other through the darkness, with joy, love and radical subversion. In spite of criminalization. In spite of disenfranchisement. In spite of displacement. In spite of the capitalism-driven climate crisis. In spite of all the mierda that tries to take away our power.
Desde el estado (from within the state) is one of many key fronts where we must contest for power. We have come into 2020 ready to beat back white supremacist right-wing forces all across the country to manifest a pro-Black, pro-queer, pro-trans, pro-planet, pro-worker feminist vision of the world. Wherever you are, join us to amplify the battle cry, Fuera Trump, and let’s work together to make it a reality.