About Us

The Not Who We Are Political Action Committee is a movement of Americans coming together to say: Donald Trump is Not Who We Are.

In the context of unprecedented political volatility and populist anger, we can’t afford to underestimate the danger posed by political candidates and movements that exploit racial resentments, religious intolerance, and xenophobia. If the legacy of a Trump candidacy is that scapegoating millions of migrants and minorities becomes a legitimate political tactic, America’s politics will move in the wrong direction.

We can’t leave it to politicians or the media - it’s up to us to take a moral stand and to protect our friends and co-workers most at risk from mass deportations, religious bans and other forms of hate. To defeat Donald Trump, we need to build a movement from the bottom-up, in every corner of the country.

What is this?

Not Who We Are PAC is a growing movement of voices from across the United States who are taking a public stand by starting open letters to members and leaders of their places of employment, universities, religious organizations, and other civic institutions to say that Donald Trump is “not who we are.”

Starting an open letter is the best way to show unity among Americans from all walks of life, all political beliefs and all racial and religious backgrounds, to affirm the values that make us who we are: diversity, openness and compassion.

Together we will help organize our coworkers, neighbors, friends and community leaders to sign onto our letters, generate media for our campaigns, and show that Trump’s brand of politics is not who we are.

If we take a stand together now, we can defeat Trump’s brand of hate once and for all.

What can I run a campaign on?

Fighting hatred and bigotry. Policies and rhetoric that directly target individual ethnic groups, women, and people with disabilities threaten the basic freedoms and safely of members of our own community. They are also an assault on our most deeply held values of our country. Fight back by taking a stand in your community and start an open letter.

Supporting members of your community that are most at risk for mass deportations, religious bans and other forms of hate. As a community, we stand with those who are most at risk of the scapegoating and policies that will tear families apart and make it harder to live and work with freedom and dignity in this country. Start an open letter now to support members of your community.

Starting your open letter is the first step, but it’s not the last. Not Who We Are PAC can help you with your work - strategy, tactics, and the resources you need to win. Start your letter now and take your first stand against Donald Trump’s hate.

What can't I campaign on?

The ideas that Donald Trump himself promotes: violence, intolerance, bullying and slander. Not Who We Are does not permit or promote any forms of discrimination, including based on gender, sex, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation.

How do you decide which campaigns go on the homepage?

While we do our best to highlight all campaigns, we work to feature campaigns with compelling stories. This includes campaigns that have been especially successful or perhaps have achieved success in an especially difficult context.

Have any questions, or need help getting started?

Email us at action@notwhoweare.us

What is your privacy policy?

For the full privacy policy, visit our privacy policy page..

Who controls the data on the site?

Privacy laws prevent us from allowing the direct export of email addresses by organizers. Any information collected through the site is the property of Not Who We Are PAC.

Besides starting a petition, what else can I do in my campaign?

Once you publish your open letter, share it with your colleagues at work and other groups.

If you want to collect signatures in person, download a blank copy of your open letter and then enter your signatures into the system. You can also print your letter and all signatures to show the world the strength of your organizing campaign.

Access these options from the “manage” page.

Can I cancel my open letter?


How will signing an open letter make a difference?

To defeat Donald Trump, we need to build a movement from the bottom-up, in every corner of the country. Even if a local church or just a few people in a small company sign an open letter, it sends a clear message: we will not accept racism, religious intolerance, xenophobia, and discrimination in our community, and we definitely will not allow it to become a legitimate political tactic.

Open letters are a starting point, one tool that can be used in the fight against Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric. Ultimately, the Not Who We Are campaign to create a movement that can help defeat Trump - and all of the politics he represents.

I'm loving this and I want to learn more. Where do I go from here?

Start working on your open letter! See our campaign page for tips and tricks on creating a truly impactful campaign. If you are interested in contributing to the Not Who We Are PAC in a professional capacity, please contact us now.

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Click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any communications you receive to unsubscribe at any time.