Stonewall Is Now: National Day of Action - June 25, 2019

via Transgener Law Center

#StonewallIsNow: National Day of Action

Cities, companies, and organizations across the country are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with parties this June. But Stonewall never ended. Stonewall is now.

At least eleven Black trans women have been murdered this year—including Layleen Polanco, who died at Rikers because she couldn’t afford $500 bail. Two trans migrants have died due to ICE and CBP negligence. The U.S. government continues to push policies and rhetoric that threaten our survival. The same state that targeted us in 1969 is still killing us in prisons, detention centers, and inciting violence against us in public.

Join us in El Paso on 6/25 for a rally and day of action—or take action wherever you are online and in the streets—to reclaim Pride, honor Stonewall, and demand justice. We must hold the U.S. government accountable for the deaths of Black and brown trans women, because #StonewallIsNow.

Take the pledge:
http://bit.ly/stonewallisnow

Hashtags:
#StonewallIsNow

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Mijente
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El/La Para TransLatinas
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Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee
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Topline messages:

  • As cities, companies, and organizations party for Pride and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the same government that targeted us in 1969 continues to kill Black and brown trans women. Stonewall never ended. Stonewall is now.
  • Through its policies and rhetoric, the United States government is responsible for the violence against LGBTQ people. There is no Pride in this country killing and caging us -- there is only Pride in rising up against state violence.
  • The government targets and kills Black LGBTQ migrants and trans migrants with cruel detention practices. We are dying at the hands of the government. Roxsana Hernandez and Johana Medina Leon are just two of the many migrants brutalized by this system.
  • The government has placed Black trans women in its crosshairs. Police are profiling and rounding us up. Prisons are abusing and neglecting us. The government incites violence against us in our neighborhoods.
  • Our country still renders people living with HIV disposable. Stigma and discrimination is killing people living with HIV. Roxsana Hernandez was living with HIV when she died in detention.
  • The government doesn't want us to survive. When the government proposes regulations that create barriers in housing and healthcare, it is telling the country that we don't deserve the resources all people need to survive.
  • We cannot talk about policy attacks without talking about the murders of Black trans women. We cannot talk about the murders of Black trans women without talking about the deaths in migrant prisons. All of these forms of violence are connected – and the main perpetrator is the US government
  • We know our communities are resilient. That our solidarity saves lives. That our sisterhood nurtures new futures. We demand the chance to thrive.

Here’s how you can take action:

  1. Sign our pledge and share it on social media. Here’s the link: bit.ly/stonewallisnow
  2. Email the pledge to your friends, family, and coworkers.
  3. On social media, share a photo of you holding a sign stating why you support Black trans women and trans migrants.
  4. Record a short video explaining why you support Black trans women and trans migrants.
  5. Share our graphics on social media.

Graphics live here.

Social Media Samples:

Adapted to be under character limit for all social media platforms.

  • The government is killing us.

Trans migrants, Black trans women, trans people living with HIV, trans people in the South. We are dying. Take the pledge to keep our people alive and hold the government accountable. Stonewall never ended. #StonewallIsNow

bit.ly/stonewallisnow

  • W E D E M A N D A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y.

Through policies and rhetoric, the government is responsible for violence against us. There is no #PrideMonth when this country is killing and caging us. Stonewall never ended: bit.ly/stonewallisnow

#StonewallIsNow

  • The government actively throws us in cages to kill us. No matter if it's jails or migrant detention centers.

We know that Black LGBTQ migrants and trans migrants' lives are at risk. Join us to hold the government accountable: bit.ly/stonewallisnow

#StonewallIsNow

  • Say their names aloud with us:

heart Dana Martin

heart Jazzaline Ware

heart Ashanti Carmon

heart Claire Legato

heart Muhlaysia Booker

heart Michelle Washington

heart Paris Cameron

heart Chynal Lindsey

heart Chanel Scurlock

heart Johana Medina Leon

heart Layleen Polanco

heart Zoe Spears

All lost this year.

Take action with us NOW: bit.ly/stonewallisnow

#StonewallIsNow

  • The government is targeting and attacking Black trans women.

Police are profiling and rounding us up.

Prisons are abusing us.

The government encourages people to reinforce violence in our own neighborhoods.

Take action now: bit.ly/stonewallisnow

#StonewallIsNow

  • Our country still renders people living with HIV disposable. Stigma and discrimination is killing people living with HIV. Roxsana Hernandez was living with HIV when she died in detention. We're fighting back: bit.ly/stonewallisnow

#StonewallIsNow

  • The government doesn't want us to survive.

When this administration creates barriers for us in housing and healthcare, it's telling the country that we don't deserve the resources all people need to survive. #ProtectTransHealth #StonewallIsNow

bit.ly/stonewallisnow

  • Policy attacks on trans housing and healthcare.

Murder of Black trans women.

Death in migrant prisons.

All these forms of violence are connected–and the main perpetrator is the US government. Hold the government accountable: bit.ly/stonewallisnow

#StonewallIsNow

  • We know our communities are resilient. That our solidarity saves lives. That our unity builds new futures.

We

demand

the chance

to thrive.

#StonewallIsNow

bit.ly/stonewallisnow

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