Thank Athletes for Taking a Knee and Resisting Trump

Donald Trump has been very understanding of violent racists, but has the ugliest words for African American athletes who nonviolently protest a racist criminal justice system.

Trump's bombast has spurred even more athletes to speak out against racial injustice and against Trump.

We will deliver the petition with your signatures to the players union.

Click below to thank those athletes who have taken a knee in protest -- or have joined in their defense:

We thank those athletes who have taken a knee to protest racism and injustice, and in defense of freedom of speech and freedom of thought. We thank those who have come to their defense. You have our gratitude.


1-25 of 19657 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19657 1 day ago Nadia Mousa Union City, CA
19656 7 days ago Anonymous Norfolk, VA I am sure it is not easy for you'll to stay strong in spite of the nasty words that have been hurled at you by our so-called president. Please remember it was not easy for those who fought before y...
19655 3 weeks ago Jennifer Heckart Ardmore, PA
19654 1 month ago Mary Barker Manteca, CA
19653 1 month ago Oren Siegel Topanga, CA
19652 1 month ago jessica casanova elizabeth, NJ
19651 2 months ago Eleanore Celeste Cohn-Eichner Sherwood, OR
19650 3 months ago David Morais METAIRIE, LA
19649 3 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
19648 3 months ago Anonymous Kutztown, PA
19647 3 months ago Katelyn Tasto Becker, MN
19646 3 months ago Errol Gay CEDAR PARK, TX
19645 3 months ago Valerie Face Santa Clara, CA
19644 3 months ago Alexandra Cheff EDINBURG, VA
19643 3 months ago Dawn Hartman Philadelphia, PA
19642 3 months ago Joseph Bieliunas Springfield , PA The athletes are taking a patriotic stand. Not like President (lol) Trump and his bone spur excuse for nit defending his country. No matter how wrong the Vietnam War was.
19641 3 months ago Thomas Walendy ARCATA, CA
19640 3 months ago Margaret Dukes Saint Paul, MN
19639 3 months ago Karen Sable Prescott, AZ Let's try to fix the problems. How can we do that? Thanks for what you are doing.
19638 3 months ago Jenifer Horne Madison, WI I'm not a big fan of football, but am a big fan of free speech and protest for the right reasons. I'm proud of you!
19637 4 months ago Ray Nelson Beaumont, TX
19636 4 months ago Allen Zimmerman Olympia , WA Thank you for your courage as w warrior in the good fight.
Another white brother
19635 4 months ago Samuel Allen Oneonta, NY I truly respect you and your courage to voice your concern over discrimination and actions of our criminal justice system.

Sincerely,

Sam Allen
Another white brother
19634 4 months ago Klarisse Dexter Lemon Grove, CA
19633 4 months ago J.B. Sacks West Hills, CA
Next ->

By taking action you will be automatically signed up for action alerts from RootsAction. We consider your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us to do so. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.

Background:
> Deadspin: Here's How NFL Teams Demonstrated During The National Anthem Today
> Vice: Stephen A. Smith Points Out NFL's Paid Patriotism Problem
> Dave Zirin: For the NFL, It Was Choose Your Side Sunday
> Youtube: Stevie Wonder and Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville