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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:01 PM Jun 2015

A Letter from Bernie Sanders:

Dear ______ -

What transpired in Charleston, South Carolina, last night was not just a tragedy, it was an act of terror.

Nine of our fellow Americans were murdered while praying in a historic church because of the color of their skin. This senseless violence fills me with outrage, disgust, and a deep, deep sadness.

This hateful killing is a horrific reminder that, while we have made important progress in civil rights for all of our people, we are far from eradicating racism.

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one that has been attacked, burned, and rebuilt throughout its 200-year history. While their community mourns now, they will rebuild, and they will emerge stronger than before.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their congregation. But we can add our actions to our prayers. The families and the community that have been hurt so very badly by this brutality need our help. Let us stand with them in their time of mourning.

You can help by making a donation to the http://www.emanuelamechurch.org/ community today.

Thank you,

Bernie Sanders

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A Letter from Bernie Sanders: (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Jun 2015 OP
Excellent that he is asking for donations. merrily Jun 2015 #1
"An act of terror" BrotherIvan Jun 2015 #2
It needs to be said: It was an act of terror. cali Jun 2015 #3
Perfect in tone, and in the call not just for emotional hifiguy Jun 2015 #4
Class. n/t hootinholler Jun 2015 #5
Thanks for reminding me Mnpaul Jun 2015 #6


(45,251 posts)
1. Excellent that he is asking for donations.
Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:16 PM
Jun 2015

I was not aware of this church until the shootings. However, its rich history makes it a national treasure.

This is a way for us to help the church and the survivors whose loved ones were murdered. It's also a way for people to come together against racism and violence, to show the survivors they are not alone.


(9,126 posts)
2. "An act of terror"
Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:22 PM
Jun 2015

Yes, it was. And thank god he is calling it just what it is.

Call to action? Thank you, donating.



(33,688 posts)
4. Perfect in tone, and in the call not just for emotional
Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:59 PM
Jun 2015

but financial support for the people who have such senseless horror visited upon them.


(3,655 posts)
6. Thanks for reminding me
Thu Jun 18, 2015, 10:12 PM
Jun 2015

I read the email earlier but didn't think of donating to the church. Then I realized that it was payday so I sent them a few bucks.

It is important for people to discover the history of this church and why it is important to make a strong stand with the people there. Read the full history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_African_Methodist_Episcopal_Church

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