Ousting Steve Bannon on the Heels of Charlottesville Does Not Absolve Trump’s Administration of White Supremacy

08/18/2017

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Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org, (872) 216-3684
Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org, (786) 317-3524

Washington, DC -- Today, Steve Bannon, a well-known white nationalist and head of Breitbart, was forced out of his post as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. The announcement comes on the heels of a public outcry in response to Trump’s intolerable remarks about the racist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, and rumors of a presidential pardon for notorious former Sheriff in Arizona, Joe Arpaio.

Below is a statement from the National Domestic Workers Alliance and We Belong Together:

The devastating events of Charlottesville and the grassroots response to these events have led to the overdue removal of white nationalist Steve Bannon from his position as chief strategist for the Trump Administration, but it is not enough. It does not address the deep white supremacist roots in the White House and throughout the Administration and its policies, as evidenced by Trump's ongoing defense of white supremacists from #UnitetheRight to Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona. Now more than ever, we need to make clear what we stand for: the dignity and equality of all people. White supremacy, under any name, will not be pardoned or normalized. Our future will not be defined by hatred, terror and violence. Our children and families deserve to feel safe in a nation we are building together. We will continue to call for the immediate resignation and removal of anyone with ties to white supremacist groups.

About the National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. It’s won legislation protecting domestic workers’ rights in seven states including New York, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut, and Illinois. The Alliance is powered by over 60 affiliate organizations — plus local chapters in Atlanta, Durham, Seattle and New York City — of over 20,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly and people with disabilities in 37 cities and 18 states.

About We Belong Together
We Belong Together is a campaign led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to mobilize women in support of immigration policies that keep families together and empower women. To learn more about the campaign, visit http://www.webelongtogether.org.

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