Social-Justice Solidarity: PETA Staff Donates to NAACP After Attack on Office

Social-Justice Solidarity: PETA Staff Donates to NAACP After Attack on Office

For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2015

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Colorado Springs, Colo. – After learning that the building housing the NAACP’s Colorado Springs chapter had come under attack, PETA staffers took up a collection to show their solidarity with fellow social-justice advocates. Now, a donation of over $700 is on its way to the NAACP, along with a note expressing PETA’s support.

“PETA agrees with Dr. King’s words that ‘[i]njustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’ and we wanted to do a little something to help the NAACP recover,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “We respect everyone who works to eliminate prejudice and contempt in our society, and want to send a clear message that social justice advocates will never succumb to intimidation.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—supports all movements for social justice and campaigns for equality for all regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, age, ability, or species.

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