An open letter to State Governors

Presidential Threat

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Today, the president threatened to deploy the military to use force against American citizens. This is horrifying and feels like the door to authoritarianism has swung wide open. In addition to this threat being used as a tool to traumatize, it is illegal. To my understanding, this is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. Regardless of legality, the threat here is unquestionably dark and destructive. People have taken to the streets as they see no other option to have their voices heard. The police state continues to treat black bodies as disposable and many of us have had more than enough. Not only do the protestors deserve your unending support, (after all, California is allegedly one of the most progressive states in the country), they deserve to feel safe while fighting for liberation from the police state. Please confirm that you will do all within your power to prevent Donald Trump from sending active military onto our streets. I can't say, "we are better than that" or "this is not America" because as we see, there is no truth to the idea that we are above this contemptible behavior. But YOU can act in a way that is above it. I implore you to do so loudly, vigorously and with all that you have. You were elected to do nothing less.

First sent on June 2, 2020 by Heather

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