To: All Americans

No Kristallnacht in the US

No Kristallnacht in the US

Petition Text

The caravan of refugees fleeing violence and terror who are walking through Mexico will soon reach our border. Trump is sending troops to the border, along with inflammatory rhetoric about troops firing at the refugees. With this event, our country is approaching its Kristallnacht moment – the horrific turning point in Germany when Nazis violently attacked the Jewish community. We as a people are now on trial and how we act will be our judgment. We will be judged either as the decent people we have always thought ourselves to be or as people dangerously similar to the German people of 1938.

Thousands of nonviolent U.S. activists must go to the border to offer them sanctuary. We must preserve our honor as a decent people.

Why is this important?

Trump wants to find out what he can get away with. If he gets away with attacking people seeking asylum, he will take it as license to get even more extreme.

This is what Hitler did in 1938. Things only got worse because most Germans looked away. We must preserve our national honor and not let it happen here.

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Reasons for signing

  • No matter what happens, I want history to record our voices, that we did not consent to the disaster that Trump is creating.
  • Were I a migrant, I would hope to receive every consideration and allowance for my cause.
  • First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Updates

2018-11-13 16:54:49 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2018-11-13 16:08:50 -0500

500 signatures reached

2018-11-13 15:49:12 -0500

100 signatures reached

2018-11-13 15:45:58 -0500

50 signatures reached

2018-11-13 15:44:25 -0500

25 signatures reached

2018-11-13 15:42:48 -0500

10 signatures reached