For Immediate Release
September 8, 2016

In Their Own Words: The Autism Community and Golfers Opposing Bigotry

New York – With each new day, the Not Who We Are campaign is empowering a movement of people united in their belief that Donald Trump and his bitterly divisive campaign are not who we are as Americans.  Today, a group of golfers opposing bigotry launched a campaign on aimed at organizing fellow golfers to press the professional golf tours to distance themselves from Trump, while members of the Autism community launched a powerful new letter calling out Donald Trump for attacking a journalist with a disability.

Below, in their own words, are their reasons for standing up (as always, these are real quotes from real people who started real letters):

 “As a person with Aspergers Syndrome, I was extremely offended when Donald called a well-known and hard working reporter a liar, let alone mocked him in public in front of thousands and possibly millions of people. Having Aspergers, I too have a disability and know what it's like when people bring you down. Little do many people across the U.S. know that many people with disabilities and autism are being hired everyday, due to their constant routines and hard work. Most importantly, they are known to be good at what they do and are honest about it, because they want to show what they can do and are proud of it. As a person with autism and disabilities, I want people to notice me by what I can do and not what I can't do… I don't want Donald Trump.”
---Alicia Bonus, creator of a letter from Members of the Autism Community
“Golf is far more than a game. It is a 70 billion dollar industry with extensive corporate partnerships and sponsors. Trump's significant financial investment in it seems to have blinded some in the industry not only to his detrimental effect outside the game but in it as well.  Aggrieved members of his Jupiter, FL golf club have sued him, he has stiffed contractors at another golf property, and at least one municipality has complained publicly about not receiving its fair share of tax revenues from his course. Trump is not even good for golf let alone America. Your support of this letter can make clear that Donald Trump is Not Who We Are.”
---Jeffrey Sammons, creator of the Golfers Opposing Bigotry letter

“Not Who We Are” is a movement of people from across the United States who are speaking their conscience by starting open letters as employees, professionals, students, and members of civic institutions to say that Donald Trump’s racially intolerant rhetoric and policies are “Not Who We Are.” The campaign features  , an innovative online platform that allows Americans who are disgusted by Trump’s attacks to sign an open letter or create a more targeted one of their own.  

To learn more about Not Who We Are, follow us on twitter at @NotWhoWeAre or visit  . 

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