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Dear Washington Nationals: Tell the Potomac Nationals #DontPayForHate

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From Atif Qarni, who has done great work on this issue

ACTION ALERT!

Friends in the DMV area. We need your help by emailing or calling the Washington Nationals. Here is the contact info: 202-675-6287 x-3 (Community Relations) or email community.relations@nationals.com. If you call please leave voicemail if you don’t get a live person.

This is what we are asking from Washington Nationals:

Dear Washington Nationals,

Potomac National Single-A baseball is an affiliate of your club. The Potomac Nationals organization has been a significant donor to Corey Stewart political campaigns, indicating their support of his divisive message of hate. Stewart is currently running for Governor of Virginia and his hateful rhetoric has gotten worse.

Stewart has a well-known history of bigotry and divisiveness. In 2007, Stewart implemented an Arizona-style immigration crackdown targeting people of color. That forced thousands of immigrants and legal residents to leave Prince William County for fear of harassment and retaliation by local law enforcement.

Now, he is at it again, claiming that the Trump administration is going to “hunt [undocumented immigrants] down and we’re going to deport them” He is also defending the Confederate flag as a symbol of white “heritage.”

To date, the Potomac Nationals has donated over $100,000 in political contributions to Corey Stewart who is also the current Chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

The Coalition to Battle Discrimination sent a letter to the Potomac Nationals on April 3, 2017, asking the team to denounce Stewart’s hateful rhetoric against immigrants in our county and end contributions to his campaign. The Coalition to Battle Discrimination organized and held a rally outside of the Potomac Nationals Stadium on opening day April 13, 2017, calling on the team to end its political contributions to GOP gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart. The Coalition has made multiple attempts despite this the Potomac Nationals Club has refused to denounce Corey Stewart’s hateful rhetoric.

I am requesting that Washington Nationals reach out to your Single-A affiliate, the Potomac Nationals and ask them to denounce Stewart’s hateful rhetoric against immigrants in our county and end contributions to his campaign.

#DontPayForHate

  • Glen Bayless

    Thank you for this..I had no idea! No more P-Nats for us