NEW YORK – With the Presidential candidates scheduled to participate in a debate on campus this weekend, the Not Who We Are campaign today released a new web ad featuring real students from Washington University in St. Louis telling Donald Trump how they feel about his divisive and intolerant campaign. In a 60 second ad shot this week on Washington University’s campus, students said:
- “He stands against everything I am as a woman and as a Hispanic in America.”
- “I don’t think that, for someone who says such obscene things and such insensitive things, that should be someone who is the face of our country.”
- “He hasn’t shown a willingness to learn about different cultures.”
The Not Who We Are campaign will use the video as a paid ad on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook in the run up to, and during, Sunday’s debate. To view the ad, click here.
“During this campaign, Donald Trump has embraced radical extremists like David Duke, attacked women, mocked people with disabilities and targeted religious and ethnic minorities across the country,” said Not Who We Are’s campaign manager Josh Hendler. “As Trump heads to their campus, these Washington University students are standing up and sending a message that bigotry and hatred are not who we as a nation.”
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 NotWhoWeAre.us, 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 date, more than 80 letters have been signed by thousands of Americans.
To learn more about Not Who We Are, follow us on twitter at @NotWhoWeAre or visit http://notwhoweare.us/.