STATEMENT: Generation Progress Action’s Maggie Thompson Donald Trump’s Divisive Campaign and Secretary Clinton’s Response

August 26, 2016

CONTACT: Kyle Epstein, 202-481-8137


STATEMENT: Generation Progress Action’s Maggie Thompson Donald Trump’s Divisive Campaign and Secretary Clinton’s Response

Washington, D.C.— Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of Generation Progress Action, issued the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s speech last night on the extremism and divisiveness embraced by Donald Trump and his campaign:

“As members of the most diverse generation in American history, Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric does not resonate with us in the least. His candidacy has taken hate to the mainstream, and in the 14 months since he announced his run for the most powerful office in the world, he has slandered women, Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, the disabled, veterans, LGBTQ-Americans, and others, to no end.  Last night, we were heartened to see Secretary Clinton take an unequivocal stand against any and all forms of discrimination.

Only one candidate is talking about the issues young people care about, and Donald Trump’s talk of mass deportation, misogyny, and religious litmus tests are not the types of policies our generation supports. We are proud to see Secretary Clinton talk about the issues we care about, from student debt, to equal pay, to criminal justice reform, to LGBTQ rights. She knows, as young people do, that our country cannot make progress without moving forward together.”

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Kyle Epstein at or 202.481.8137



Generation Progress Action, the youth division of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, is a nonpartisan organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. Through programs in activism, journalism, and events, Generation Progress Action engages a diverse group of young people nationwide, inspires them to embrace progressive values, pro`vides them with essential trainings, and helps them to make their voices heard on important policy issues. Launched in 2005 and formerly called Campus Progress Action, we support national and local advocacy campaigns; run a daily web magazine for young progressives; support student publications on more than 50 campuses; and have held more than 900 public events. For more information, please visit



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