Project on Countering Violent White Supremacy

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Project on Countering Violent White Supremacy Project on Countering Violent White Supremacy Problem Statement: Over the past few years, white supremacist ideologies have inspired an increasing number of violent attacks on religious and ethnic groups and challenged democratic institutions. For example, white supremacist ideology motivated the violent actors in the recent insurrection at the US Capitol and in the mass shootings in El Paso and in Christchurch in 2019. While there is consensus among policy experts, impacted communities, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle that swift action must be taken, no one is uniting progressives and moderates around a set of viable policy solutions. Collective action is needed to drive long-term solutions. Solution: In July 2020, the McCain Institute, in partnership with the Center for American Progress (CAP), launched a project designed to counter the threat of violent white supremacy by 1) developing a comprehensive policy blueprint informed by impacted communities and 2) building a broad, bipartisan coalition of support to drive legislative action. The project fills a clear, but narrow, gap in the current patchwork of efforts aimed at the growing problem of white supremacist violence. It combines the experiences of seasoned national security experts, the recommendations from impacted communities, and strong ties across the political spectrum on Capitol Hill. It takes ideas and translates them into an actionable policy agenda that a willing administration and Congress can use, and leverages both organizations connections across stakeholder communities to build a broad coalition of support. In supporting this project, the Becker Trust will help to safeguard democratic values and to advance the peace and security of vulnerable individuals, communities, and democratic institutions.
Effective start/end date2/1/218/31/21


  • Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust: $50,000.00


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