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"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."- MLK, Jr."

"We can make a difference in our community, our state and our nation. We just need to plan and work together and then get all our citizens to the polls to finalize the plans and hard work."

Basil Badley, former President CID

Find resources on these pages to learn what we can do as individuals and together to create a more just and equitable world.


Solidarity Over Supremacy 9-2022 

Well, we have good news and we have bad news. 
Let’s start with the bad and get it out there: far-right extremists based on the island are ramping up their hateful attacks on trans people in Port Townsend, and are organizing militia, Proud Boys, and other extremists to spew their threatening rhetoric on communities who don’t want them there. To be clear, despite Washington 3% leaders calling themselves “civil rights activist organizers”, their recruitment videos paint a different story. 
Their goal is to intimidate everyone in our community, especially LGBTQIA+ folks—and people of color—into silence, into giving up our freedoms to vote, to speak, to love, and to gather. The further risk is that progressive, white moderates will also be silenced. 
But it’s not going to work. 
In response we must be aware, educated, and connected to respond by standing together for our core values of safety, equity, and inclusive democracy. 
Now here’s the good news: we put together this video to help our community understand and recognize extremism as we move into the election season and beyond. 
Please take eight minutes to watch and share this homegrown explainer video, based on an important visual, The Pyramid of Radicalization. We apply the pyramid to local militia leaders and far-right political candidates here in Island County who are amplifying misinformation and hateful rhetoric. 
We are planning an event in October, so please stay tuned!
With warm solidarity,
SOS Whidbey Steering Committee~
 
Solidarity Over Supremacy Whidbey was formed in November 2020 by a group of Whidbey Island volunteers, leaders, farmers, parents, activists, friends, workers, and retirees to build an understanding of, and opposition to, anti-democracy extremism and white supremacy on the island.

Black Lives Matter organizing resources through DNC website

Highly recommend the Netflix documentary"13th" . Ava DuVernay walks you through how slavery has continued to exist through the U.S. prison system. 13th features various professors, politicians and activists, including Michele Alexander and Angela Davis talking about the issue of race in the criminal justice system. 

The 13th Amendment states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” 

**This page is a work in progress. Email camanoislanddemocrats@gmail.com to add your resources, articles and events. 

                                     ANGUISH AND ACTION  https://www.obama.org/anguish-and-action/

                                                 We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of                                                     George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to

                                                 list have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it                                                       is also a time for resolve. 

                                                 Quoted from obama.org     

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