Decades after I marched in Selma, I’m watching injustice rear its ugly head again.
I didn’t shed blood on the bridge in Selma for my right to vote — just to let this President and Russia’s President poison our elections.
I didn’t get beaten by angry mobs for my right to vote — just so this President could appoint a Supreme Court Justice that would eliminate our rights.
And my dear friends didn’t die in protest of inequality — just to watch this President treat our immigrant brothers and sisters like criminals.
After violence between neo-Nazis and good people in Charlottesville, I witnessed this President place equal blame on both sides. I simply won’t stomach that — If you can’t stomach it either will you donate $5 and join me?
I watched this President rip newborn infants from their mothers’ arms, put them into cages, and leave them separated for weeks on end. I refuse to let his reign of terror continue — If you’re with me, will you donate $5?
I witnessed this President cower before a foreign adversary and invite further interference in our democratic process. I think our leaders should protect our country from all threats — foreign and domestic — Will you donate $5 if you agree?
This President is an enemy to the democracy I spilled blood to protect.
He must be stopped. And we are the only people who can stop him.
If — and only if — we band together, will we save our democracy. None of us can do it alone. I know better than anyone it takes a movement of people taking a stand.
Democracy depends on us,
Congressman John Lewis