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Yes! The New York Times and others are reporting that Trump has told aides he plans to fire Steve Bannon!

You helped make this happen! It's a huge win and a great example of what organized grassroots pressure can accomplish.

But we need to keep speaking out against Trump's defense of white supremacists and keep the pressure on until he fires the other white nationalist enablers in his White House, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller.

If you haven't added your name to the petition please do so immediately:

Sign the petition demanding Trump also fire Gorka and Miller>>

One down, two to go. Keep speaking out and keep spreading the word!

Thank you,

Katie, PFAW

Original message:

Fire Bannon, Gorka, and Miller

TELL TRUMP: Fire Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, and Stephen Miller!

Dear Patrick,

Any condemnation Trump makes of white supremacists and the Alt-Right are meaningless as long as the white nationalists he has as some of his top advisors remain in the White House.

Trump advisors Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller hold and promote extremist views that must be rejected -- especially now, in the wake of the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. Bannon is the former head of Breitbart News, an extreme right-wing site he has called the "platform for the Alt-Right." Gorka, a top counter-terrorism advisor for Trump, has been linked to a Hungarian Nazi group -- the group claims he is a member and he wore a medal from the group to Trump's inaugural ball. And Miller, who has been described as a former mentee of avowed neo-Nazi Richard Spencer1, frequently employs language that appeals to white resentment and even uses phrases known to be Nazi "dog whistles."

Demand Trump fire and publicly disavow Bannon, Gorka, and Miller>>

Trump took two full days to explicitly condemn the actions of white supremacists, Nazis, and KKK members in Charlottesville which led to multiple injuries and a death directly caused by an avowed Trump supporter and neo-Nazi.

But these are empty words when he continues to receive policy and strategy advice from supporters of the Alt-Right and white nationalists. These men have had their hands in Trump's anti-Muslim policies. They use coded language to disparage minority groups that might slip by most people but that extremists and white nationalists hear loud and clear. Need more evidence?

  • In an interview with Mother Jones, Bannon infamously claimed his Breitbart website had become "the platform for the Alt-Right" and acknowledged the appeal of the Alt-Right to white supremacists and Nazis.2 And he has been frequently on record promoting racist ideas and using misogynist and homophobic slurs.3
  • Gorka co-founded a political party with members of a group with a history of anti-Semitism and is allegedly a member of a Hungarian neo-Nazi group.4
  • Arguing with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Steve Miller said: "It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree." While this might seem like a strange insult to some, Miller's language was an echo of anti-Semitic Soviet vitriol and incredibly appealing to white nationalists -- including neo-Nazi Richard Spencer -- who referred to the interaction as a "triumph" for his worldview.5 But that's not the only dog whistle he threw out -- Miller's whole thesis that the famous Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty was added later and is unimportant to American values is a common white nationalist refrain. White nationalists from David Duke to the white supremacist website to Richard Spencer have all attacked Lazarus's poem and its message of inclusivity.6

There are no shades of gray here -- white nationalists have NO PLACE in the White House.

Tell Trump that Bannon, Gorka, and Miller must be fired IMMEDIATELY>>

None of these men should ever have been allowed in the White House in the first place. Since Trump's election the influence of racism and hatred from his campaign and his advisors has been very apparent, and instances of hate crimes and violence by members of the far-right have increased exponentially. It's too late for Trump to undo the damage his rhetoric has already done. But he can make a statement against hate by expelling the white nationalists in his own administration.

Thank you,

Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordin