TROOPS: Stand Down for Black Lives

An Open Letter from Veterans to Recently Activated National Guard Troops

The military is designed to be lethal, not to de-escalate.

We urge you to have the courage to do the right thing. Refuse activation orders.

No amount of property is worth a single human life. Are you really prepared to carry out the violence President Trump threatened against Minnesotans and others? We ask that you stand up for Black lives by standing down. We know the consequences you may face for disobeying orders. Many of us have faced them ourselves. And many of us live with the consequences of following orders we shouldn’t have, and can tell you that the cost of moral injury is far greater.

About Face: Veterans Against the War and the undersigned

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Veterans (895, updated 6/9)

Devin Griffin, Air Force

Civilian Allies (47, Updated 6/7)

Meagan Rossin; Rodgers Frantz; Amy Henry; Marilyn Brock; Patsy Martinson; Aisha Anjum; Carol Trabing; Jason Brinkman; Myra Mendible; John Alder; Gaia Quay; Maureen Biscardi; Adrienne Weller; Dave Ransom; Michele Ortiz; Gerald Nadreau; Liz Millman; Darren Mitton; Edith Castorena; Rebecca Pera Cole; Siri Margerin; Eva Hutt; Michael Timms; Rachael Baskind; Elyzamarie Damaso; Dee Knight; Ryan Keane; Carl Smith; Kevin Bailey; Marian Cruz; Hank Lin

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About Face: Veterans Against the War’s mission is to mobilize the military community to organize against militarism at home & abroad.

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About Face: Veterans Against the War

About Face: Veterans Against the War’s mission is to mobilize the military community to organize against militarism at home & abroad.