At the end of May, excited to begin celebrating Pride Month, one of our queer-identified board members made this graphic, which we planned to post on June 1st. Within the space of a few days, we reached the conclusion that the tone of this post was no longer appropriate. In light of the crisis Black communities across the nation are facing, the Nebraska Young Democrats want to express in no uncertain terms that we stand with protesters fighting bravely for Black lives in the streets of dozens of major American cities. We stand firmly in opposition to Douglas County's decision not to charge the murderer of James Scurlock. We see you, we are so so sorry, and we are here for you. Right now, it looks like a "safe and joyful 2020 Pride month" isn't in the cards; we ask you all to remember Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and countless other fearless trans women of color who fought, with their words, their bodies, and the occasional brick, so that we could live our truths as freely as we do in 2020, and in that spirit, to support our Black siblings in their struggle and donate to the bail fund. None of us are free until all of us are free. No justice, no peace.
Elections are near and a lot is at stake. Let's band together and not give Donald Trump another four years in the White House. Let's also come together and get young (and young-at-heart) democrats elected in Nebraska. We need you to commit to just $10 a month to Nebraska Young Democrats. Have a voice in the 2020 election!
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