3:35 PM Eastern - Friday, March 26, 2010

Glenn Beck and Republican Violence

We just sent out the following email to supporters:

GlennBeck.jpg

Tea Party protesters shouting the n-word at Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.

Death threats left on the phones of Democrats who voted for health care reform.

Throughout this year-long health care debate, SEIU and many of our friends in the progressive community have received a steady stream of hateful calls and emails, many directly referencing Glenn Beck.

I've had enough. Have you?

Please sign our letter to Beck's advertisers asking them to stop supporting his dangerous brand of crazy.

We'll deliver your signatures to the show's sponsors and let them know you recognize that as long as they support his program, they are inextricably linked to the threatening calls, racist taunts and dangerous behavior of Beck's devotees.

http://action.seiu.org/page/s/beckadvertisers

Beck's irresponsible comparisons of progressive leaders to Stalin, Mao and Nazi Germany can not be dismissed as merely silly or stupid.

This kind of rhetoric can instigate unbalanced individuals into committing rash and violent acts.

And if Fox News wants to continue giving him a platform to spread hate, they should not profit from it.

Please sign our letter asking Beck's advertisers to stop supporting Glenn Beck's brand of hate.

http://action.seiu.org/page/s/beckadvertisers

Since our friends at Color of Change started this effort, eighty-one companies have pulled their support from Glenn Beck's show.

With your help, that number will only grow.

Join the call to hold Glenn Beck and Fox News accountable for Beck's fear mongering and race baiting.

Spread the word

Comments about Glenn Beck and Republican Violence are welcome. Off-topic comments and other violations of our community guidelines may be withheld or removed. Comments do not appear immediately after posting.
blog comments powered by Disqus