John W. Vaudreuil was U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin from 2010-2017 and a federal prosecutor from 1980-2017 and is currently a board member for We Are Many-United Against Hate. John joined many other federal prosecutors, past and present, in calling on the Trump administration to end their policy of separating children from their families when detained at the U.S. border.
Help us promote peace and push back against hate
United Against Hate is beginning a billboard campaign to broadcast a message of peace, solidarity, and support for all marginalized communities in our area. These billboards will be a simple yet powerful message that hate and prejudice are not welcome in our communities, that those who are targets of hate and discrimination have allies and are not alone. We also hope to convey that our organization can be a focal point for those in this community who share these beliefs but may not know how to go about affecting the changes they hope to see.
The first billboards will appear in and around Dane County, WI but our ambitious goal is to take this message to communities across the nation. We need your help to make it happen.
“How do people become haters? They often don’t even know who it is they hate. Hate Jews? They’ve never met a Jewish person. Hate Blacks? They’ve never had a conversation with an African American. Immigrants? Same. They’re just striking out. Angry and lacking any meaning and purpose in their own lives, they’re bent on destroying others. “
Our friend Christina Leimer shares what she learned about how hate groups get started and grow and what we can do as individuals and communities to help dismantle these kinds of groups.
Read her full account at ussocialconscience.org