DJOP calls Colorado massacre ‘another tragic example of hatred driven by Donald Trump and his MAGA allies’

Democratic Jewish Outreach of PA (DJOP) today called the massacre at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, CO, “another tragic example of the result of hatred driven by Donald Trump and his MAGA allies.”

Jill Zipin, DJOP Chair, said the board members of DJOP view the tragedy in Colorado as another in a sad string of hate-generated attacks fueled by racism, religious animosity and intolerance of others that should have no place in a civilized society.

“DJOP stands with the LGBTQ community and all marginalized communities in the struggle to protect their rights, freedoms and well- being,” Zipin said.  “It is no accident that hate crimes and hate-generated violence continue to increase as Trump and his supporters encourage disrespect for anyone different than they are.”

Zipin said that Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel said any time people are persecuted because of race, religion or political views, “that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”  Zipin said,

“As Americans we are in the center of that universe.  We urge all people of good will to denounce and work to end this wave of hate.”

Statement by Jill Zipin, DJOP Chair, November 22, 2022:

“The board members of Democratic Jewish Outreach of PA (DJOP) believe that the massacre at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, CO, is another tragic example of the result of hatred driven by Donald Trump and his MAGA allies.

“We view the tragedy in Colorado as another in a sad string of hate-generated attacks fueled by racism, religious animosity and intolerance of others that should have no place in a civilized society.

“DJOP stands with the LGBTQ community and all marginalized communities in the struggle to protect their rights, freedoms and well- being.  It is no accident that hate crimes and hate-generated violence continue to increase as Trump and his supporters encourage disrespect for anyone different than they are.

“Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel said any time people are persecuted because of race, religion or political views, ‘that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.’

“As Americans we are in the center of that universe.  We urge all people of good will to denounce and work to end this wave of hate.”

 

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