United We Stand: Rally for Colin Kaepernick
Civil Rights Activists to Rally Support for Colin Kaepernick with “United We Stand” Rally
Announce Non-Violent Direct Action Campaign Targeting NFL
NEW YORK - Today, a coalition of civil rights, faith-based and civic organizations announced a rally in support of Colin Kaepernick on August 23, 2017 at 5:00pm at the National Football League Headquarters in New York City. “United We Stand” will kick off a non-violent direct action campaign targeting the NFL.
“It is clear the NFL’s intent to make an example out of Colin Kaepernick is rooted in white supremacy which dismisses the reality of the dehumanization of Black Bodies in America," said Rev. Stephen A. Green, President, The People’s Consortium for Human and Civil Rights, Inc.,
“Therefore, we are calling on people of good will to join us in New York to stand with Colin Kaepernick in this moral movement that will transform the nation.”
“The Black Church stands for Colin Kaepernick because the Black Church stands for justice,” said Bishop Frank M. Reid III, Chair of Social Action, AME Church.
As Kaepernick remains unsigned, the coalition is calling for an escalated non-violent direct action campaign targeting the NFL during the first week of the regular season.
"Colin Kaepernick used his constitutional right to free speech and took a knee on behalf of black lives,” said Tamika Mallory, Co-President, Women’s March.
“When the NFL has a history of excusing players for egregious behaviors (including violence against women), it is clear team owners are making a statement when it comes to Kaepernick. We as consumers, viewers and people of good moral conscience must make one as well.”
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