THE 2017 DEATH TOLL IS ALREADY TOO HIGH!
Let’s face it, America is not a kind place to people in marginalized groups at all and never was from the beginning. As soon as the first round of settlers came, the white supremacy began and it isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Donald Trump is making things even harder. His cabinet made up of elite millionaires and billionaires, known white nationalists, and rumored racists are making things even harder. This fight is a marathon, not a sprint and it’s going to take daily action to right so many wrongs.
Today, we will honor the lives lost this year of Transgender People of Color. Just in the last two months, five members of our color transgender community have suffered brutal attacks leading to their deaths.
Mesha Caldwell’s death was reported on January 6th and was the first to hit the paper. Sioux Tribe’s Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow also died in January with her death announced on the 7th. JoJo Striker was found shot to death on February 8th. On the 21st, Tiara Lashaytheboss Richmon died from gunshot wounds as well. Most recently, Transgender performer, Chyna Gibson was shot outside a shopping center and died from her wounds on February 25th.
TAKE IT TO TWITTER!
ESTIMATED TIME FOR THIS CTA: 10-15 mins
We’re not going to lie, this is going to take some of your time. It’s going to take a lot of cutting and pasting and it’s probably going to get annoying. However, we have to remember – no matter how inconvenient we think this is, four families are heartbroken and will never feel whole again.
This is a fight for those who lost their lives, the children who are now getting stripped of their right to use the public facility of their choice, and to stand with every single person afraid to be their true selves.
#SayHerName #MeshaCaldwell #JamieLeeWoundedArrow #JojoStriker #TiaraLashayTheBossRichmon #ChinaGibson #NoMoreDeaths
WHO TO TAG ON TWITER
In this Call to Action, we want to you send the following Tweet to EVERY SINGLE LOCAL REP, SCHOOL BOARD, SCHOOL, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, AND YOUR LOCAL MEDIA. Put everyone you can think of on blast! Trans Rights are Human Rights and taking any one of those rights away will most certainly fuel the hate and end in more deaths.
Then, we want you to send this Tweet to Trump and his cronies!
- @realDonaldTrump & @POTUS
- @GovPenceIN & @VP
- @RyanZinke & @RepRyanZinke
Keep these hashtags going by copy and pasting the link to this article and spread it around Facebook too! Don’t just stop at putting it on your timeline, make sure you’re also sharing the link in the comment section of political pages too!
We know this is going to take time. Activism isn’t going to come easy. Some days we’ll spend just a few minutes, and then days like today we need to be warriors.
NEED HELP WITH TWITTER?
For those of you who aren’t quite so tech savvy but want to learn how to open and grow a Twitter account, we found a link to help you along. Click here to learn how to use Twitter and join the Twitterverse crowd!
WANT TO DO MORE?
Our SuitUp Nation website offers over 100 Calls To Action posts to keep the momentum going! We’re a group of serious human rights and social activists dedicated to taking down Trump and his deplorable administration!
Visit SuitUp Nation’s Facebook Group to join in the conversation and become part of the #SUN movement. Make sure to let us know when you’ve taken action! Leave us a comment on our Facebook Page! Tell everyone you’re a bad a** activist who’s standing up for Human Rights all over North America!