Saying Trump’s rise is alarming and dangerous, leaders of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders backing organizations have agreed to set aside the protracted battle in the Democratic Party to focus on the threat Donald J. Trump poses in the United States general election, 2016 on November 8th.
If the Republican Party nominates Donald Trump for president — and the odds are it will — there’s every reason to believe he has a serious shot at winning the general election. We cannot afford to underestimate him until it’s too late, as many Republicans now regret having done during the primaries. If we wait to see how things shake out to make our plans, it’ll be too late and November will come sooner than anyone thinks.
We are calling for a massive nonviolent mobilization of working people, students, immigrants, children of immigrants, great-great-grandchildren of immigrants, people of color and white people, the unemployed and under-employed, people of faith, retirees, veterans, women, and men — anyone who opposes bigotry and hate and loves freedom and justice — to stand up to Trump’s bullying and bigotry.
Signatories of the letter include: Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA; and May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action.