- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Woody Harrelson, Neil Patrick Harris, Meg Ryan and more than 100 other A-list celebrities have signed an open letter pledging their commitment to defeating Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The celebrities released the signed initiative Tuesday, dubbed #UnitedAgainstHate, in a pledge to unite against Mr. Trump. The list included Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Mark Ruffalo, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Adam McKay, Jane Fonda, Neve Campbell, Julia Stiles, Bryan Cranston, Rashida Jones, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Moore and dozens of others.

“Donald Trump wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law,” the letter on Moveon.org stated.

The letter said Mr. Trump’s proposals “exclude, degrade, and harm” a “countless” number of “marginalized communities,” including Mexicans, Latinos, blacks, women, Asians, refugees, disabled people, working class people, POWs and LGBTQ people.

“When dangerous and divisive leaders have come to power in the past, it has been in part because those of goodwill failed to speak out for themselves or their fellow citizens,” the letter stated. “Some of us come from the groups Trump has attacked. Some of us don’t. But as history has shown, it’s often only a matter of time before the ‘other’ becomes me.

“That is why we need to unite before it is too late — for the sake of our fellow Americans and for the sake of our democracy — and why it is so critical for those of us with the privilege to speak out to do so loudly and forcefully, in our work, online, and in our communities, with all the resources we have at hand,” it continued. “We call upon every American to join us — to stand together on the right side of history, to use the power of our voice and the power of our vote to defeat Donald Trump and the hateful ideology he represents.”

The letter went on to say the signees are united against violence, sexism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and fascism.

The campaign comes one week after Mr. Trump accepted the GOP’s nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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