Artists Sign Petition Against Donald Trump

Artists Sign Petition Against Donald Trump

Actors, directors, writers and more vow to use their influence to fight the Republican Presidential Nominee

Actors, directors, writers and more vow to use their influence to fight the Republican Presidential Nominee

Text: Jillian Selzer

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fight for the presidency, tensions are running high for several Democratic supporters at the possibility of a Trump administration. With the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention solidifying Trump and Clinton as the official presidential nominees, Hollywood has officially stepped in with a new initiative titled United Against Hate.

Launched by progressive platform MoveOn.org, United Against Hate calls on the public to join forces and fight against the hate and intolerance so infamously associated with Trump's platform. The website's open letter describes the big-name supporters as "a coalition of artists who, today, are joining millions of Americans in our commitment to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump." The group intends to tap into its combined star power to raise awareness and ensure Trump doesn't win the upcoming November election. The mission statement relays the group's belief with the declaration, "We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy."

Over 100 celebrities and industry executives have pledged to fight actively against Trump, citing the marginalization of several different communities as the pitfall of the Republican's rise to office. Those on the list include high-profile names such as director Shonda Rhimes, designer Christian Siriano, rock band Third Eye Blind, and actor Chloe Grace Moretz, with a growing headcount. 

For more information on how to get involved with United Against Hate, click here.

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Credits: Photo courtesy of MoveOn.org/United Against Hate

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