16 March 2017

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Our Hope Beat Geert Wilders' Hate [Thank You, Netherlands!]

After Brexit and Trump, everyone said the nationalist, racist Prime Minister candidate Wilders would win in the Netherlands. But the Dutch people overwhelmingly rejected his hate AND chose instead a beautiful diversity of environmentalists, progressives and decent democratic leaders...


Dear friends, 

One small European country just struck a bright, beautiful blow for hope and unity!

After Brexit and Trump, everyone said the nationalist, racist Prime Minister candidate Wilders would win in the Netherlands. But the Dutch people overwhelmingly rejected his hate AND chose instead a beautiful diversity of environmentalists, progressives and decent democratic leaders.

We can make this the wall that stops the march of the far right. Let's celebrate the Dutch vote from every corner on earth and take the wind out of the sails of Trump-style politicians everywhere!

Add your name to the open thank you letter -- it will be published in newspapers in the Netherlands, the US and across Europe: 

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To the people of the Netherlands:

Thank you for choosing hope, unity, and dialogue over hate, fear and old fascist rhetoric. By rejecting Geert Wilders you've helped stop the rise of the far right everywhere, and shown the world that what unites us can overcome the bigotry and lies used to divide us.

We stand with you in fighting extremism, and pledge to do the same in our own countries.

Yours sincerely,

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Dutch Avaazers marched and travelled the country to encourage citizens to vote for unity. This victory sends a message of warning to the white nationalists trying to grab power in upcoming elections in France and Germany that when we come together our hope will beat their hate.

With deep thanks for this community, 

Loup Dargent

On behalf of Emma, Mia, Antonia, Christoph, Anneke, Lisa and the whole Avaaz team.

Bonus pic:
Apologies for the mispelling of his name... it was one of "those" days ;-)
Click here to see tweet on Twitter...