A coalition of progressive organizations has launched a campaign to block President-elect Donald Trump’s appointees, calling them a “cabinet of hate and Wall Street greed.”
The coalition, which includes advocacy groups like Demand Progress and Democracy for America as well as issue-focused organizations like the women’s rights group UltraViolet and the Latinx-led social justice group Presente Action, sent a petition to the U.S. Senate asking lawmakers to block Trump’s cabinet.
“Donald Trump’s first appointments to cabinet-level roles in his administration are horrifying,” the petition states. “Trump’s nominees and rumored picks have promoted white nationalism, attacked climate science, and used their power as Wall Street insiders and corporate lobbyists to fleece working families.”
“As representatives of all Americans, you must stand up against hatred and greed. Fight to block and resist every Trump nominee who embraces racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, climate denial, and Wall Street greed,” it states.