Donald Trump is Not Who We Are

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

Starting an open letter is a powerful way to show that patriotic Americans are coming together, 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.

Take a stand against Trump's brand of hate: Create an open letter to rally members of your company, place of worship, civic or affinity group to say, “Donald Trump is Not Who We Are”.

Once you’ve launched your open letter, we will be with you every step of the way, from getting your colleagues to sign on to getting your letter media attention so you can have the most impact.

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Campaigns (72)

  • Rochester
    Members of the Rochester Institute of Technology Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    We stand as RIT students to say that Donald Trump is not who we are. RIT values diversity and fosters an atmosphere of inclusion. We include 2,000 international students from 100 countries. We include 3,000 students of color. We include 1,200 deaf and hard of hearing students. We include students from all walks of life and we are proud to represent the pluralism and cross cultural collaboration that make this country great. Unfortunately, these values and commitments are not reflected in Donald Trump’s campaign. Instead, we see a campaign fueled on hateful rhetoric that seeks to divide us and pit us against one another. His words and actions stoke fear and encourage a racist fringe element. As RIT students, we say it is not what we stand for and it is not who we are.
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    Created by Sarah Bottini
  • Members of the Star Trek Fan Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    Star Trek tells the story of a future full of diversity, equality, and prosperity. It's one of the most forward-thinking franchises in television and film history, thanks in large part to the philosophy of creator Gene Roddenberry. The series became a hit for its adventurous space exploration stories, but what really kept fans engaged was its utopian optimism: the notion that the intolerance we face in our everyday world would someday be a thing of the past. Star Trek gives us a society where race, gender, sexuality, and economic status are non-issues. We see America as part of one United Earth where borders and walls do not exist. We share our resources and knowledge, and an emphasis is placed on exploration and discovery over militarization and profit. We are told there is infinite diversity in infinite combinations, and that diversity should always be celebrated. We are shown a future we very well could have, but only if we take the steps necessary to build it. Star Trek's future came after a war that nearly decimated the human race and planet Earth, but we can work together to build that future for ourselves without violence. The only way we can do that is by voting for candidates who can reflect these values in office. Many of the visionaries behind Star Trek have made their stance clear: Donald Trump stands in complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe. The recently launched Trek Against Trump campaign holds endorsements from cast, crew, and writers of every iteration of the Star Trek franchise, and the list grows longer everyday. The campaign explicitly denounces Trump and his ideologies as anti-Star Trek: "Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump." It's time for us as fans to join them in saying that we demand better. You can learn more about Trek Against Trump by visiting their Facebook page: As a community, we affirm the values that make us who we are: diversity, openness, and compassion. Join me in saying: Donald Trump is not who America is, and he is not who Star Trek Fan Community is. Live long and prosper 🖖
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  • Members of the Old White Men of the U.S.A. Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    WE are the old white men of the United States of America. Some of us are veterans, some not. We ride Harleys, BMWs and Bianchis. Drinkers, teatotallers, recovering from all manner of ills. Beards down to there. Hair too - or nary a follicle left. We wear leather, t-shirts and, yes, when the occasion calls for it, business suits. Everywhere we go, just because of our looks, people mistake us for people we’re not. We’re not intolerant, incoherent people who blindly fall in line behind someone who says they can “fix” things without giving one iota of how they’ll go about it. We’re not people who blame everything we don’t like on immigrants, blacks, or hispanics. We don’t think women are inferior. In fact, many of us suspect women are the best of humanity and as such certainly have as much claim to helping direct where humanity goes from here as any man. For the record, even though not every one of us graduated from college, fewer still hold a Ph.D, we’re not illiterate clods who never learned the importance of critical thinking. In fact, we learned all the way back in high school the importance of questioning everything, including ourselves. That’s why, we old white men could never be Trump supporters. We have listened closely to him, to both Donald’s actually. The unscripted Donald who Tweets hate before breakfast, incites it in rallies convened for the purpose of his self aggrandizement. We have listened also to scripted Donald, stumbling over words someone else has written to make him seem more rationale than he actually is. We’ve noted as he reads those words, saying over and over, “so true,” a sure sign he’s just pondering how much he agrees with his speechwriter’s positions. Yes, we’ve seen others attempt to put lipstick on this pig, only to watch him lick it all off hours later. We’ve heard others suggest he can be controlled, only to watch him go off the rails the very same day. Donald Trump, the King of scripts, a creation of not-quite reality TV, a man who boasts of buying off politicians, a man so in love with himself he’s called up reporters pretending to be someone else, some imaginary friend (the only kind he has) just so he could pretend someone other than he believes he’s practically perfect in every way. No, Trump does not speak for us. He didn’t speak for us when he screwed our friends over in Atlantic City, New York and Scotland. He didn’t speak for us when he was telling people looking for a way to better themselves that if they just gave him enough money, his Trump University would hand them the keys to the secret “success” vault. He didn’t speak for us when he demeaned Gold Star families and went on to demean the people holding the highest positions in our military. He certainly didn’t speak for us when he proclaimed that authoritarian, Putin was better than our own President. We are the old white men of the United States of America. We see Donald Trump for what he is, what he stands for, where he would take this country. He is the worst our country has to offer - a man with not one hour of public service in his background, not one ounce of compassion in his heart. He is a man all about himself, to the detriment of everyone else. He is NOT who we are.
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  • Madison
    Mom Owned Small Business Community says: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    I am proud to run a local small business that values diversity, inclusion and tolerance and I try to instill these values to my child and all members of the Wisconsin community. Now we must show that these values are worth standing up for so ensure that Donald Trump's hateful vision for our country never comes to fruition.
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  • DEADHEADS say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    Why is this important to you as a member of the DEADHEADS community?We cannot let trump win!!!...Not only is he a racist, homophobic, and ego-maniac but he doesn't have a clue about foreign policy and would most certainly end up launching the nukes to desroy many innocent people...He stands for everything EVIL and is not who WE ARE...Let's send a very clear message to trump that we will not tolerate his campaign of hatred, bigotry and paranoia
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    Created by Scott Fincke
  • The Political Revolution says: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    Fighting for progressive values has opened so many of our eyes to the corruption and hate that infiltrate not just our economy, but our government, and most terrible, our communities. Trump is an avatar for the destruction that has been caused by pay-to-play politics, Tax breaks for the very wealthy and large corporations. He signifies the failures of our government that we mistakenly assign to our neighbors. His bigotry and greed. We are not Donald Trump. We are not his pathetic attempts to blame our friends and families. We built this country with bold ideas and acceptance, sometimes slowly, sometimes with great difficulty, but we continue to move forward. We did so by allowing those people with the drive and the ambition to join us in this great nation. We built skyscrapers, jet planes, highways, dams, we even went to the moon. None of which could have happened without immigrants. Donald Trump is exactly Not Who We Are. In fact, he is the opposite of what we should be.
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    Created by David Fredrick
  • Cedar Falls
    Members of University of Northern Iowa Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    We can’t afford to sit this election out. Iowa is a critical battleground in this election, and the student vote could tip the balance. If we vote, we can win. Join us and help stop Trump.
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  • Members of the Americans for Evan McMullin Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    This is important as a member of the Americans for Evan McMullin community because we believe in the power of the individual as part of the greater whole of We the People. Your vote for President of the United States in 2016 matters. Vote your conscience. #McMullinFinn
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    Created by Jeffrey Walton
  • The All Americans: "What's at Stake"
    As a Muslim American veteran who served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Trump presidency, would mean that my family wouldn’t have even been allowed to come to this country, let alone that I would be able to serve and protect the freedoms we hold so dear. As an undocumented student and Dreamer, a Trump presidency would mean the deportation of some of my closest loved ones and friends. It would mean saying goodbye to the place I call home. It would mean watching my hopes and dreams of earning a higher education and law degree slip away. As a single mother and a victim of the Trump University scam, I have already lost a lot at the hands of Donald Trump, and I feel compelled to speak up and share my story so Americans know that the promises he’s making, like the ones he made with Trump University, are based on lies. As a Mexican American my mother who brought me and my siblings to this country when I was three so could experience a life in a country where dreams are easier to reach. I met my husband in high school and in 2014, we were legally married. Immediately after our wedding, I was able to apply to become a legal resident, but my mother and siblings are still undocumented. Donald Trump will not stand for people like us. We fought for our love, we fought to live in a life in a country that acknowledges us for who we are.
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  • University of Chicago Alums say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"
    Donald Trump does not represent America and does not represent the University of Chicago Alumni community. It is our responsibility to speak up.
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    Created by Judith Freeman