WHEREAS, three acts of hate-filled violence erupted in the United States in October 2018; and
WHEREAS, mail bombs were sent to more than a dozen public figures critical of President Trump; and
WHEREAS, a man with a history of violence murdered two African-Americans at a Kentucky supermarket following a failed attempt to forcibly enter a black church; and
WHEREAS, a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, the UFT stands with organizations from across the political, religious and social spectrum — from the AFT, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Archdiocese of New York, to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Black Lives Matter and the Anti-Defamation League — in repudiating the rhetoric of hate. The UFT stands with organizations speaking against the toxic political atmosphere that helped give rise to these abhorrent acts. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families who suffered catastrophic loss in these dire events.