DON’T BE A BYSTANDER. BECOME AN UPSTANDER!
Upstanders are people who stand up against demeaning language, slurs, or jokes about anyone’s race, sexuality, gender, looks, age, any kind of disability, religion, class, politics, or other differences. Whether someone is being bullied in person or online, upstanders take note and mobilize the entire community to end harassment, threats, and violence.
Bystanders are silent. Upstanders live out loud.
Take the pledge to stop the #Trumpbullying. Become an UPSTANDER--
When I see or hear Donald Trump and his supporters bullying, perpetrating prejudice and spreading hate:
I will speak up! I will call it bullying. I will let others know that bullying is unacceptable and dangerous in a presidential campaign.
I will encourage friends, family members, and colleagues to speak up and stand up.
I will reach out and lend my active support to those who have been the target of abusive actions or words.
I will remain vigilant, vocal, and visible for as long as is necessary.
I will align myself with others who value civility and decency. There is strength in community. I will seek help from trusted friends, colleagues, professionals, and other resources if I don’t know what to do or need support to take action.
I won’t become a bully myself. I won’t match their crude insults and actions with my own angry jabs. I’ll state my disagreement in ways that are strong yet respectful.