January 20, 2017

Statement: Corporate Accountability Executive Director Patti Lynn on Donald Trump’s inauguration

BOSTON — Today Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Please see the following statement from Corporate Accountability International Executive Director Patti Lynn:

“Today Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States of America. His agenda is at odds with our vision for the world: to ensure global survival and to create a world that affirms life; a world where people can adequately meet their basic human needs for food, water, shelter and good health; a world where the opportunity exists for all people to reach their full human potential; a world where security is based on cooperation and community.

The resistance is already underway. Tomorrow, in Washington D.C. and around the country, we will march for women, for the planet, for justice and for an end to corporate abuse and impunity.

Across the country and around the globe, corporate interests are at the center of many of the structures that drive the injustice and inequality we face today. As an organization with a 40-year track record of challenging and exposing corporate abuse, we stand shoulder to shoulder with all people and movements on the frontlines of social change to transform those systems and secure a more just world for all.

We look to the movements that have blazed the trail and continue to do so — the movement for women’s rights, the Civil Rights Movement, Native American and other indigenous rights movements, the farmworker and labor movements, the LGBTQI rights movement, the Movement for Black Lives — and we press on. We embrace hope as the counter to fear.

Today, as  Donald Trump takes the oath of office, all movements for justice walk forward together. Knowing only love and light can drive out hate and darkness, we march on.”


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