It is the responsibility of all who want democracy and freedom to survive in this nation
to vote against fascism and the agenda of hate and racism.
PITTSBURGH – A year ago, Dan Doubet, executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvania’s largest progressive organization, wrote that the rise of Pennsylvania’s racist right is a warning to the nation.
This weekend the warning was brought to tragic light with the murder of 11 Jewish people inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
It takes a village to create a hate crime, and it is abundantly clear that the suspect in Saturday’s attack got all of the messages loud and clear from right-wing media and candidates in a strategic and coordinated mainstreaming of racism and hate.
Glenn Beck is on record saying it was George Soros, specifically, orchestrating and funding the caravan of refugees heading north to the U.S. border. The story is repeated by Rush Limbaugh and President Trump.
“Because suspect Robert Bowers felt so much urgency and fear about a hostile invasion, orchestrated by Jews, he went to a local synagogue and killed as many as he possibly could,” writes Doubet.
Daniel Doubet has been leading organizing efforts for over a decade. Working all over the country, Doubet found himself longing to return home and build power for working people in his native northwest Pennsylvania. As executive director of Keystone Progress, Doubet is building power to win tangible improvements for people across the state.
People’s Action is a progressive, multiracial, working-class coalition of more than a million people and 48 member organizations in 30 states. We fight for racial, gender, climate and economic justice.