More than 50 social justice organizations are coming together to be President Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.
The new cross-movement coalition, called The Majority, has formed to resist the Trump agenda — and it features a class of notable organizations dedicated to “justice, freedom, and the right to live with dignity and respect.”
The Movement for Black Lives is leading the coalition, and many of the participating organizations work with at-risk communities, including black, Latinx, Indigenous, low-income, and LGBTQ people. Black Lives Matter, 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network, Dream Defenders, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Fight for $15 are all involved, representing a wide array of issues and identities impacted by the Trump administration’s political agenda and harmful rhetoric.
“Our aim is to build a mighty movement of all people dedicated to freedom,” The Majority’s website reads. “That means we don’t deny our differences; we embrace them and build a movement bold, broad, and big enough to include our many realities.”
The group just launched 28 days of direct action to resist the Trump administration, organizing rallies, teach-ins, and protests around the country. The Majority hopes to use these events to educate and engage people around local and national issues that could harm at-risk communities in the U.S.
Many organizations are using the hashtag #BeyondTheMoment to document their involvement in the coalition.
The official 28-day collaboration started on April 4 — the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech and the 49th anniversary of his assassination — and concludes with organized International Workers’ Day protests on May 1.
“Although in power, hate is not the majority.”
But even though the mass collaboration is slated to end on May 1, The Movement for Black Lives said those involved in the coalition plan to continue organizing across movements to address threats and policies against marginalized communities in the Trump era.
“Although in power, hate is not the majority,” The Majority’s website reads. “People who believe in freedom, justice, and the humanity of all people are the majority, and we’ve had enough. We won’t stand idly by and watch our communities be attacked and torn apart.”
Supporters interested in keeping up with the coalition’s progress can sign up for daily text and email updates here.