I got this email from the Northwest Accountability Project. D’Souza sure is a despicable bigot. I don’t think it’s “censorship” to oppose his appearance. I do not propose denying his free speech rights. I just oppose giving him a platform to spread his disgusting views.
The Freedom Foundation has sunk to a new low. Their annual fundraising event is scheduled for later this month and theyâ€™ve chosen outspoken bigot Dinesh Dâ€™Souza as their keynote speaker. Weâ€™re calling on the Hilton Bellevue, the hotel hosting the scheduled September 28 fundraiser, to respect workers and the community, and cancel Dâ€™Souzaâ€™s appearance.Â Â Take Action Now
Dâ€™Souza is a convicted felon who has been pardoned by President Donald Trump. Dâ€™Souza has made millions from his racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and anti-working class writings and movies. He opposes the Civil Rights Act, called President Obama a â€œboyâ€ from â€œthe ghetto,â€ said that American slaves were treated â€œpretty wellâ€. In college, as the editor of the student newspaper, he publicly outed LGBTQ students without their permission. He was even deemed too radical for CPAC, the annual gathering of Republican ideologues, after he repeatedly mocked teenage survivors of mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.He may be too extreme for most conservatives, but according to the Freedom Foundationâ€™s CEO Tom McCabe, heâ€™s the â€œperfect fit for the Freedom Foundation.â€ For once, we agree with McCabeâ€™s assessment.The Freedom Foundation may endorse his brand of bigotry, but our community businesses should not give a platform to this kind of intolerant hate mongering.Join us in taking action. Click here to send an email to the Hilton Bellevueâ€™s General Manager Mark Mathews urging him to cancel Dâ€™Souza.Dâ€™Souza is an extremist provocateur whose hateful rhetoric is inconsistent with our shared Northwest values. By choosing Dâ€™Souza as their keynote speaker, the Freedom Foundation have shown us all their true colors. Will you join us in taking a stand against the Freedom Foundation and Dâ€™Souza? Tell Hilton to cancel Dâ€™Souza today.
The team at the Northwest Accountability Project