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It is the responsibility of all who want democracy and freedom to survive in this nation
to vote against fascism and the agenda of hate and racism.

PITTSBURGH – A year ago, Dan Doubet, executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvania’s largest progressive organization, wrote that the rise of Pennsylvania’s racist right is a warning to the nation.

This weekend the warning was brought to tragic light with the murder of 11 Jewish people inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

It takes a village to create a hate crime, and it is abundantly clear that the suspect in Saturday’s attack got all of the messages loud and clear from right-wing media and candidates in a strategic and coordinated mainstreaming of racism and hate.

Glenn Beck is on record saying it was George Soros, specifically, orchestrating and funding the caravan of refugees heading north to the U.S. border. The story is repeated by Rush Limbaugh and President Trump.

Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, publicly calls Soros a “Hungarian Jew” who has a “hatred for America.”

“Because suspect Robert Bowers felt so much urgency and fear about a hostile invasion, orchestrated by Jews, he went to a local synagogue and killed as many as he possibly could,” writes Doubet.

Here is Doubet’s article: It Takes a Village to Make a Hate Crime. Feel free to republish the article if you like, with credit to Dan Doubet and Our Future (www.ourfuture.org).

Please contact Kathy Mulady if you would like to speak with Doubet or schedule an interview or appearance. Keystone Progress is a member organization of People’s Action.

Daniel Doubet has been leading organizing efforts for over a decade. Working all over the country, Doubet found himself longing to return home and build power for working people in his native northwest Pennsylvania. As executive director of Keystone Progress, Doubet is building power to win tangible improvements for people across the state.

People’s Action is a progressive, multiracial, working-class coalition of more than a million people and 48 member organizations in 30 states. We fight for racial, gender, climate and economic justice.

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Over five decades, People’s Action Institute and our affiliates have fought for reforms that recognize poor and working people’s dignity and make material and political improvements to millions of lives. Our victories include the Community Reinvestment Act, Superfund, the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act and the MAT Act.

We engage in issue campaigns, public education and training to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic and gender justice. Our focus now is on deepening community organizing so we can build lasting power across the country. 

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