Bend the Arc: Trump's SOTU and Abrams Response Present Stark Choice: Multiracial Democracy or White Nationalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2019
CONTACT: Elliot Levy, elliot.levy@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7409

New York – Following President Trump’s State of the Union address and the Official Democratic Response by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Ginna Green, Chief Strategy Officer of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“Tonight, there can be no question that America needs more Stacey Abrams and less Donald Trump.

"President Trump put forth the same politics of division that are his hallmark. His is a political agenda with white nationalism at its core, an agenda that targets immigrants, refugees, and other marginalized groups for oppression, demonization, and violence. His invocation of Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the Tree of Life massacre rings hollow when he has consistently utilized antisemitic tropes, such as his campaign ads denouncing ‘globalists’ and espousing conspiracy theories about George Soros, all while advancing a white nationalism that puts Jews and so many other Americans in danger.

"In contrast, Abrams put forward a powerful, inspiring vision of a society that embraces all people and where there is opportunity for all. From the right to vote to a compassionate immigration policy to LGBTQ equality, Abrams expressed an unwavering commitment to achieving the progressive change our nation so desperately needs.“

"We call on members of Congress and political leaders nationwide to actively work to create an America where every one of us can live, love, and thrive. The time has come to discard President Trump’s agenda of hatred, violence, and division and together build the inclusive, multiracial democracy we know that we can be.”