AT&T helped re-elect white supremacist Congressman Steve King

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Rep. Steve King of Iowa is a racist and a white supremacist.

UPDATE: In a shocking interview with The New York Times on January 10, 2019, racist Iowa Rep. Steve King made clear his true, white supremacist colors, remarking “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

It wasn’t the first time King has showed his white supremacist side: He publicly courts favor with right-wing extremists, believes immigrants are “undermining our culture,” and keeps a confederate flag on his desk.

So we continue to ask: why over his long, racist career has King received more than $60,000 from AT&T, including $10,000 – the legal maximum limit – for his 2018 re-election campaign?

Here at CREDO, we don’t fund white supremacy. Thanks to our members, we actively fight against hate by supporting groups like the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and many more.

And we’re pressuring Congress to take action against King. We’re calling on House Speaker Pelosi and every member of the House of Representatives to censure, then expel Steve King. You can sign the petition here:

November 15, 2018

He retweets neo-Nazis and endorsed one for mayor of Toronto. He courts favor with extremist, right-wing European nationalists. He has accused immigrants of “undermining our culture and civilization.”

One of King’s biggest corporate donors, the telecommunications giant AT&T, donated $5,000 to his 2018 re-election campaign and a total of $59,000 over King’s career.

But thanks to massive public pressure, including by more than 66,000 CREDO members who signed our petition, AT&T announced they would no longer fund King’s campaigns.

But the damage has been already done: King was re-elected with AT&T’s help.

That begs the question: What took AT&T so long to stop bankrolling King? King has a long history of making overtly racist comments dating back over more than a decade, including comparing immigrants to animals, disparaging Muslim children and asserting that people of color have contributed little to American culture.

AT&T continues to fund politicians who support Donald Trump’s and the Republicans’ racist agenda, so we must keep up the pressure on AT&T to stop funding all candidates who support white supremacy.

CREDO will never fund white supremacy. In fact, CREDO and our members actively fight racism and white supremacy through our activism and by funding progressive organizations who stand up against hate.

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