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Donald Trump and his network illegally and intentionally purged and suppressed millions of disabled and minority voters, costing the Democrats the Congress and Hillary Clinton the presidency. Seventeen agencies said that Donald Trump collaborated with Vladimir Putin to alter the outcome of the election. The Democrats have done nothing. Trump has begun the process of repealing the healthcare of over 24 million men, women and children. Trump has shut out the media, banned scientists from tweeting, use his press secretary to blatantly lie to the public, refuses to sell his businesses or release his tax returns, and has prevented ethics reviews on his cabinet members.
And the Democrats, time after time, have done nothing. Worse than doing nothing, they have been accomplices to the GOP. Even the self-proclaimed Democratic champion of the fight against Trump, Senator Elizabeth Warren, voted to confirm Ben Carson.
There is no number of calls you can make to Congress to stop Trump’s agenda. There is no amount of shock filled tweets and snark filled memes that can stop the illegitimate president and his illegitimate GOP led Congress.
If Trump is to be stopped, we will have to do it on our own.
And if we don’t fight, we only have ourselves to blame it Trump continues down his white nationalist war path. We cannot expect the Democrats to fight this fight. We cannot expect the nonprofits to fight this fight. There is bare rhetoric in places where allies should be. There are funding requests where action plans should be located. It is the people, as it always has been, that will have to bring an end to Trump and his criminal network of white nationalists.
In order to do that, organizers and participants must up their game and revolutionize their strategies. We have entered a new and extreme territory. We must adjust our strategies accordingly.
Offensively, as outlined in the Strategic Institute for Intersectional Policy’s (SIIP’s) Turning Protest into Power: Strategies for Activism in the Times of Trump, the people of the United States must abandon traditional methods of interaction with the authorities, and adopt strategies that will stop any and all progress Trump and the GOP are trying to make socially, economically and politically.
It’s time to shut it all down.
In order to effectively combat Trump, SIIP argues that the community must adopt the following:
Political Stance in Relation to the Federal Government
To the Right
To the Left
Current Political Context
We, the people of the United States of America, have been labeled as enemies of the state. We are on our own. Our strategies must be revolutionized to be effective in this new context.
Demands: Repeal, Replace and Restore
Revolutionize Offensive Grassroots Strategies
It’s time to up our game. Here’s 3 ways to do it:
The Executive Branch has been taken over by Trump. The GOP belongs to his white nationalist network, and they have taken over Congress. Marches build momentum, but they do not create strategic change. The criminal takeover of the United States cannot be tweeted, phone called or marched away. We have to fight. And because we have entered a political context the likes of which no reformer alive has yet seen to date, we need to revolutionize our strategies accordingly.
The Problem with Protests
Protests were developed as a form of political action that used human bodies as resources for acts of political resistance, reform and revolution. Currently, the main goal of protesting is to draw media attention to a particular cause or political stance. This goal eliminates the power of mass assembly as a tool for direct political action.
Mass assembly must be reformulated to ensure success is the goal, not just attention.
How to Turn Protest into Power
In order to revolutionize the power of protest, we must remove it from the realm of media strategy and place it at the forefront of our direct actions. Protest organizers and participants must stop using protests as attempts to grab media attention and start using mass assembly to disrupt the political and social processes that enforce and legitimize Trump’s authority.
Organizer and participants must be willing to say: There will be no business as usual until our demands are met.
What Revolutionary Assembly Looks Like
Bodies are for blocking. Targets and assembly locations should be chosen for their abilities to disrupt the functioning of social, economic and political functions of the United States under Donald Trump.
Be creative: there are many ways to block access to a route or location. Be strong. We are fighting for lives. Not ideas. Be strategic. Choose social, political and economic targets for their abilities to facilitate shut down of the illegitimate white nationalist movement — not for their ability to garner media attention.
There are people that are being forced to sacrifice their lives because of the actions of the Illegal and Illegitimate Administration. One of the smallest sacrifices society can make as a whole is that of national social events. They are now nationalized social events that benefit Trump’s Society.
All social events until the removal and replacement of Donald Trump should be viewed as white national events and immediately blocked. The national social scene should be viewed much like the inauguration: Participation = Support for Trump.
Sporting events, concerts, parades, etc. can and should be chosen as target for revolutionary assembly. This is a small sacrifice society can make to show our communities and the world that there will be no business as usual in the United States until the lives of our people are protected and Trump and the GOP are thrown out of office and into prison cells.
Pressure must be prioritized and applied strategically, but action may also be applied to the location, the participants, the for the events funders, the supporters and the key resource and staff providers. With the goal of media attention, assembly is usually limited to protests at or near the locations of these events. This needs to change. With the revolutionary goal of shutting down the event whether the MSM pays attention or not, target locations can be expanded to any and all main routes leading to the event and the disruption of set up, attendance AND execution of the event.
All political processes and events orchestrated by the illegitimate government must be blocked until the removal and replacement of Donald Trump and his network of public and private participants.
These targets include but are not limited to town halls, committee meetings, legislative assemblies, celebrations, fundraising activities, media events, and transportation to and from these political functions.
Every effort should be made by the public to shut down the functioning of the illegitimate government.
With the goal of media attention, assembly is usually limited to protests outside political offices and buildings. This needs to change. With the revolutionary goal of completely shutting down the progression of the policies of an illegitimate government, target locations can be expanded to any and all main routes leading to the event and the disruption of set up, attendance and execution of the event.
Targets may also include the personal homes and transportation routes of illegitimate public officials
Pressure must be prioritized and applied strategically, but action may also be applied to the location, the participants, and resources necessary to run the government day to day and during target events.
The ability of the illegitimate government to function under resistance rests in the social, political and economic functioning of himself, his administration and his party. The economic success of the illegitimate government and its economic supporters muse be blocked until the removal and replacement of Donald Trump and his network of public and private participants is achieved.
These targets include but are not limited to the functioning of Trump affiliated organizations and individuals, cities, ports and other trade lynchpins, delivery routes and fundraising events.
Creativity is for more than just Protest Signs
Creativity lies at the core of grassroots activist. Unfortunately, it is usually limited to the realm of the protest sign. There are many more strategic ways to revolutionize our creativity. Mass assembly and physically blocking the function of society can benefit by employing creative roadblocks with flash mobs, slow walking\rolling, block parties, theater, vigils, games with art, furniture, materials, cars, snowmen — whatever it takes. Take a revolutionary assembly challenge and allow people in your community to express their own revolutionary creativity. But use this talent for direct action — not just to decorate it.
Every effort should be made by the public to shut down the economic success of the illegitimate government and its economic beneficiaries. With the goal of media attention, assembly is usually limited to protests outside buildings. This needs to change. With the revolutionary goal of halting the economic success of an illegitimate government, target locations can be expanded to include buildings, transportation routes, trade routes, financial centers and events.
How to turn Boycotts into Embargoes
Boycotts have been a long used tactic designed to economically effect businesses that support or implement policies that further marginalize Grassroots communities. As individual organizations have evolved into megalithic networks, the ability to target specific organizations and mobilize the sustained energy necessary to create a financial impact becomes more and more difficult. As a result, we must revolutionize our economic impact strategies in a way that transforms both the strength of individual participation and the effect of our direct actions. In order to achieve these goals, the energy used for boycotts must be shifted to enforce large scale economic embargos.
The Problem with Boycotts
Boycotts have been used as an effective strategy to create reform; however, the effectiveness of this strategic has become less and less impactful. As organizations have evolved into networks, the number of targets necessary to create an economic impact has also grown. This places more responsibility on the individual boycotter than can be achieve and sustained. As a result, the actions that activists engage in should focus on applying pressure to organizations and networks that can more effectively disrupt the target’s bottom line.
The Solution found in Embargoes
In order to revolutionize the power of economic divestment, we must remove it from the realm of the individual and press for a more networked approach. We must revolutionize our call for boycotts into a collective call for businesses, cities and states to place an economic embargo on all economic relationships with Trump, his organizations the organizations related to his public and private co-conspirators.
Organizers and participants must be willing to say: Our businesses, cities and states will not do business with illegitimate authority and its supporters.
Revolutionary mass assembly can be used to achieve this goal. Pressure should be applied to organizations, companies and government entities (cities and state) to cut all contracts and economic ties with the illegitimate government and its supporters in the public and private sectors. These agreements can and should be renegotiated with entities that do not support the illegal administration.
At the lowest level, embargos may be sought to prevent department stores from selling Trump merchandise. Mid-level strategies may include pressuring the largest companies in each state to cut financial ties with the illegitimate government in both the public and private sectors. Larger level embargos may seek to prevent blue states from trading with red states.
How to Put the Middlemen on Notice
Middlemen include the Democratic Party and the Nonprofit organizations and networks that gain positions and funding through the rhetoric of fighting on behalf of the rights of marginalized groups, but have failed to take more than a rhetorical stand against Trump and his administration.
Not only have these groups failed to secure our safety and our rights, but they have refused to even put up a fight. These groups allowed the GOP to illegally take away our voting rights, they allowed the Trump supporting Fraternal Order of Police strip all of our protections from police brutality, they refused to protect Sacred Rock from hoses and mace, they refused to secure livable wages, housing rights and our healthcare. These groups have taken our people, our money, our votes and have produced little more than press kits and fundraising packets.
In order to ensure that the relationship between the Democratic Party, the nonprofits that generate funding off of grassroots causes, and the people most targeted by Trump and his white nationalist GOP network — this practice must end immediately.
Ally status must be considered Probational. Government officials and non-profits can prove their worth, or be considered as accomplices to Trump and his GOP network. In order to do this, they must tangibly prove they will work to remove and replace the illegitimate government, resecure our lost rights, reinforce these rights and ensure they cannot be removed again. They must make sacrifices along with the rest of us to achieve these goals — or they will lose our people, our support and our alliance.
Revolutionizing this relationship requires the understanding that the illegitimate President and Congress cannot be stopped by phone calls, media blitzes, or front page ads. Traditional methods of political pressure will not move this administration. The Democrats and nonprofits that have let our rights and safety be stripped to the point of a white nationalist takeover must take legal, political and economic action to amend their failures, or they will be considered accomplices to Trump’s criminally illegitimate takeover of the federal government. They have a lot of work to prove they are more than rhetorically on our side. And unfortunately, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to get us out of this catastrophe.
Offensively, these potentially co-opted accomplice groups must:
Consequences for the Co-opted
The Democratic Party as a whole has one final opportunity to prove that it works for the people; it doesn’t just coopt our rhetoric for party purposes. If it fails to do so, active measure will be taken to ensure divest all community support for the party. Members of the Democratic party that fail to live up to these expectations will be relentlessly pressured, primaried and\or impeached.
The legal, political, economic and social organizations that have also coopted our rhetoric to gain funding but not produce results also have one last opportunity to do more than make claims. If they fail to directly work to support this agenda, active measure should be take to divest all community support for the organization.
Should the Democratic Party and the Nonprofit networks continue to use our rhetoric and refuse our rights, they should be considered accomplices of the GOP and approached accordingly.
Creativity when Approaching the Middlemen
There are many resources for how to effectively use phone calls, petitions and letter writing to place pressure on government officials. While SIIP is happy to provide resources for people to continue to engage in this type of action, the new strategic context highlights the fact that this type of pressure is limited in effect. Other creative forms of communication include glitterbombs, sand boxes, mass social media involvement, and creative assembly at the personal and public addresses of target officials. There is no place that we can hide from the government. There should be no place that they can hide from us.
Ultimately, whatever strategies are chosen must be chosen for effect, not attention. The power we seek to stop Trump must be found in ourselves, not the media and not nonprofits and parties that have let the far right go too far for too long. We must fight like the world is watching, because it is. We must fight like our lives are on the line, because they are.
If Trump succeeds, it’s because we let him. When he fails, it will be because we gathered together and fought harder than we’ve ever fought before. When he fails, it will be because we gathered together and took him down. When he fails, it will be because we gathered together and stopped him.
The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the historic worldwide Women’s Marches that followed signaled a dramatic shift the relationship between the people and the federal government. The executive branch has been illegally occupied, the rights and lives of millions of people have been put in direct danger as a result, and the traditional mechanisms of protection and reform are no longer applicable. The Resistance has entered uncharted waters, and it is making waves.
But just as the white nationalist movement revolutionized their tactics to illegally and illegitimately take control of Congress and the Executive Branch, so too must organizers revolutionize their strategic responses in order to effectively counter them.
To that end, the Strategic Institute of Intersectional Policy (SIIP) has released Turning Protest into Power: Strategies for Activism in the Times of Trump. This strategy guide seeks to contribute to the resistance against the authority of Donald Trump and his white nationalist network by offering ways that organizers can transform the momentum gained by the Women’s March into powerful political resistance strategies. These strategies are attuned to the goals of legally delegitimizing the authority of members of the executive and legislative branches, restoring the legitimacy of these positions, protecting those targeted by the white nationalist authorities until these goals are achieved, and restoring\reinforcing the rights of communities targeted by Donald Trump and his white nationalist network.
Offensively, the revolution of strategies offered by SIIP include turning protests into the power of assembly, using tactical embargos in place of boycotts and renegotiating relationships with potentially coopted allies.
Protest to Power also describes reenvisioning protests in light of political power in the following manner:
“Protests were developed as a form of political action that used human bodies as resources for acts of political resistance, reform and revolution. Currently, the main goal of protesting is to draw media attention to a particular cause or political stance. This goal eliminates the power of mass assembly as a tool for direct political action….
In order to revolutionize the power of protest, we must remove it from the realm of media strategy and place it at the forefront of our direct actions. Protest organizers and participants must stop using protests as attempts to grab media attention and start using mass assembly to disrupt the political and social processes that enforce and legitimize Trump’s authority. Organizer and participants must be willing to say: There will be no business as usual until our demands are met. “
The strategy guide goes on to describe the roles that local, state and private sector embargos on Trump and GOP affiliated contractors and businesses can play in place of traditional boycotts stating:
“In order to revolutionize the power of economic divestment, we must remove it from the realm of the individual and press for a more networked approach. We must revolutionize our call for boycotts into a collective call for businesses, cities and states to place an economic embargo on all economic relationships with Trump, his organizations the organizations related to his public and private co-conspirators. Organizer and participants must be willing to say: Our businesses, cities and states will not do business with illegitimate authority and its supporters.”
The final offensive adjustment offered in Protest to Power is a suggestion to clearly call out the refusal and failure of the Democratic Party and the larger left wing non-profit network to advance, secure, protect or even fight for our rights in the years leading up to the 2016 white nationalist takeover. SIIP asserts:
“These groups allowed the GOP to illegally take away our voting rights, they allowed the Trump supporting Fraternal Order of Police strip all of our protections from police brutality, they refused to protect Sacred Rock from hoses and mace, they refused to secure livable wages, housing rights and our healthcare. These groups have taken our people, our money, our votes and have produced little more than press kits and fundraising packets. This practice must end immediately….
Allies are Probationary. They must prove they will work to remove and replace the illegitimate government, resecure our lost rights, reinforce these rights to levels that will ensure they cannot be removed again and make sacrifices along with the rest of us to achieve these goals – or they will lose our people, our support and our alliance.”
Defensively, SIIP outlines suggestions for how organizers and activists can defend communities targeted by Donald Trump while we fight to remove him and the members of his network from office. These defensive strategies include revitalizing the concept of the Underground Railroad in service of refugee and immigrant families; turning organizations, businesses and homes into SafeSpaces for those targeted by the social violence incited by the white nationalist movement; encouraging and training individuals to take the Interference Pledge vowing to intervene in cases of discrimination and social violence; and encouraging the formation and support of Community Emergency Response Teams for Peacekeeping and Medical Crisis Response.
The first defensive strategy presented in Protest to Power is also the most ambitions. It is a suggestion to form a network of locations that can provide shelter, legal resources, social services and supplies to refugee and immigrant families being targeted for removal by the illegitimate executive and legislative branches and the criminal white nationalist network that supports them. Describing the need to honor and revitalize the spirit of the Underground Rail Road, SIIP argues that a new Refugee\Immigrant Rail Road, or Ferrocarril (Railway in Spanish) should be constructed. They write:
“Trump is threatening to send armed law enforcement agencies through our communities to violently tear families apart by the millions. These families need safe spaces in order to ensure their rights, lives and families remain intact. Religious organizations, immigrant advocacy groups and community social spaces should be at the forefront of providing spaces and references for communities targeted by Trump’s immigration policies and police.”
Similarly, Protest to Power encourages businesses, organizations, and people to acknowledge the reality of social violence against people of color, the disabled, immigrants, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community, the poor and women in the United States - and do something about it. SIIP is encouraging people to publicly identify their homes, organizations, and businesses as SafeSpaces for individuals in immediate need of protection from social violence. The institute asserts:
“Under the illegitimate white nationalist government, minority communities are and will continue to be exposed to increased hate crimes and social violence. This violence may come from general citizens of the United States, members of hate based organizations or members of law enforcement. Targets of identity based violence need SafeSpaces to run to in case they are being attacked. These spaces may be businesses, organizations, schools, or homes. We are asking people and professionals to publicly designate their homes and workplaces as SafeSpaces where people that are being targeted for social violence can run to for immediate assistance.”
Individuals also play important roles in the active defense of targeted community members. SIIP calls for individuals to pledge to safely interfere in incidents of discrimination and identity based attack writing:
“Under the illegitimate white nationalist government, minority communities are and will continue to be exposed to increased hate crimes and social violence. This violence may come from general citizens of the United States, members of hate based organizations or members of law enforcement. Targets of identity based violence need active interference from individuals that are witness to verbal and physical attacks. We are asking people and professionals to visibly pledge to interfere in the safest and most effective ways possible to stop the attack. We are also asking for medical and self-defense professionals to volunteer expertise and resources to individuals that take the Individual Interference Pledge so that the safety of all parties remains the top priority.”
Legal, medical and self-defense experts are also being asked to volunteer their expertise and resources to the individuals and organizations that participate in any and all of these strategies. All of these efforts combined are geared at protecting the communities targeted by the illegitimate white nationalist authorities while simultaneously fighting to remove them from power and restore the integrity of our federal offices and civil rights. All of these efforts can and should be mobilized at the grassroots level and networked for national effectiveness.
In the coming weeks, the website will be supplemented with more information on specific issues, tactical how-to’s, updates on reform efforts and strategies for resistance. The current publication of “Turning Protest into Power: Strategies for Activism in the Times of Trump” can be found and downloaded here. Organizers and activists are also encouraged to creatively discuss, use, and support these strategies at the local, state and national levels.
Donald J. Trump is being played for a fool.
And he has no idea. He is so in the dark about it that he thinks that he can commit treason, deny people their constitutional rights, invite conflicts of interest, break nepotism laws and tweet about it with complete impunity. Even as he is being positioned to undergo numerous investigations, he assumes that he is so above the law that he is comfortable making public statements on Twitter such as:
If Trump was a rogue candidate, completely untethered by political ties or economic pressures, this brazenly overconfident criminal conduct could be interpreted as arrogant ramblings or an ignorant attempt to flaunt his authority in front of the Democrats. Trump, though, is not a rogue candidate. He is not politically disentangled, nor is he economically isolated.
Donald Trump is a puppet of a larger alt-right network that has been altering the federal government through presidential candidates, national campaigns and federal agendas since the Nixon Administration.
If Trump is to take over the White House, it will be because of the silence of the most powerful Black female in the federal government: Loretta Lynch.
Criminal deprivation of rights is what won Trump the election. Criminal deprivation rights on the day of the election is why the polls leading up to election day did not match the actual outcome of the election. The voter purging system and gaps between registered voters and those that actually voted provide smoking guns that enable the Attorney General to draw a direct link between voter suppression and the outcome of the election. And there is nothing but evidence to indict the people responsible for funding, designing and implementing this system for criminal violations of 18 USC 241, 18 USC 242 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
But the only one that can bring charges on the criminal network that puppeted Trump to victory by filing these charges is the Attorney General. And the current Attorney General of the United States is a Black woman by the name of Loretta Lynch. It is the first Black woman in the nation to hold the position of Attorney General that is the only person that can prevent Trump and the alt-right’s white nationalist takeover of the United States.
There is a reason that it is exceptional that she holds this position. And there is a reason that it is exceptional that a Black woman stands in the way of white nationalism. The Attorney General was granted these rights for very specific reasons.
Intentionally Violated Constitutional Law to Suppress the Votes of Millions of Minorities
The rigging of the 2016 presidential election has been in the works for years. It did not happen by accident. It did not happen overnight. And it did not happen without the constant efforts of an organized alt-right\white supremacist network.
The election was rigged intentionally. It took years to successfully execute this plan. And because white supremacy is built on white power – the rigging of the election depended on the silencing of minority voters.
This strategy involved a 3-pronged approach. The first involved voter purging. The second involved voter suppression. And the third involved voter intimidation. All three practices, while widely applied and uncontested at the state and local levels, are illegal. Not only are they illegal, but they are criminal. As 18 USC 241 reads,
“If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;…They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.…” - 18 USC 241
For their direct parts in depriving millions of minorities of their Constitutional right to vote in the Election of 2016 through voter suppression, criminal charges can and should be filed against Charles Koch, David Koch, Bert Rein, Ed Blum, the Donor’s Trust, the American Enterprise Institute, Wiley Rein, the Project on Fair Representation, and any organization, individual or government official that participated in the strategic efforts to suppression minority votes.
Breaking Report: Trump Campaign Allegedly Violated Constitutional Law to Alter Election Results. Penalties Include Prison Time if Charged.
Evidence supports the argument that the election was illegally manipulated. More than 20 GOP Secretaries of State collaborated with key members of the Trump Campaign to deprive millions of minorities of the right to vote. Penalties may include 10 years in prison if charged.
“If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured--
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both…” - 18 USC 241
In efforts to secure the White House for Donald Trump, major members of his campaign – including Trump himself – engaged in a coordinated voter suppression campaign the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Civil War.
In doing so these individuals and organizations – which include, Sheldon Adelson, Charles Koch, David Koch, Gregg Phillips, Kris Kobach, SOS for SoS (now disbanded), the Scaife Family foundations, the Immigration Law Reform Institute, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the government officials connected to the Interstate Crosscheck system and Donald Trump – may have triggered numerous violations of Constitutional law that were designed to prevent just such election manipulations and deprivation of rights.
Charges that can be brought against the individuals and organizations involved in these violations fall under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 18 USC 241, and 18 USC 242. The engagement in these criminal violations of the Constitution also threaten to disqualify Trump from becoming president.
In part of an on-going Twitter breakdown upon hearing the news that Hillary Clinton would participate in the recount of votes from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, he tweeted:
There is NO QUESTION THAT #voterfraud did take place
Trump has said time after time that the election was rigged. And he is absolutely right. The election was rigged. But it wasn’t #voterfraud that it was rigged to achieve. It was #votersuppression. And Donald Trump is very aware of this.
Perhaps the Candidate doth protest too much.
Donald Trump knows that the election was rigged, because his team of strategists and handlers are responsible for making it happen.
Donald Trump and the members of his team knowingly and strategically engaged in voter suppression tactics in an attempt to alter the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. These tactics include working to gut the Voting Rights Act, working to pass voter ID laws, shutting down polling places, cutting early registration, eliminating absentee ballots refusing to even consider the protections provided in the Americans with Disabilities Act, purging millions of voters from the system and engaging in voter intimidation tactics.
Yes, the system is rigged. And it took the white supremacist network that is behind Trump’s rise to power just over a decade to rig it well enough to take the White House.
Failure to Defend Minority Voters from Voter Suppression Threatens to Cost Democrats more than the Election
“Democrats will always fight to end discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.”
-Democratic Party Platform
The hypocrisy of that statement is - at this moment - salting the wounds of the minority voters left unprotected and undefended by the Democratic party. The Democrats have refused to stand up for these disenfranchised voters after white supremacists gagged their voices during the 2016 Presidential Elections. This refusal stands to cost them not only the election, but the Democratic party as well.
While Clinton has agreed to participate in the audit of the election in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, she has completely failed to call for investigations into the wide spread voter suppression tactics that cost the Democrats millions of votes nationwide.
If the Democratic Party cannot protect minority voters from white supremacy now – if Democrats refuse to even take a stand and fight against it – there will be no reason for minority communities to trust in them, let alone vote for them, ever again.