Power to the People! NLG Responds to 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Results

The following statement was posted to nlg.org on November 7, 2020

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its deep gratitude to the work of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color around the country who have led the way to the end of a fascist Trump presidency.

It is the hard work of community organizing—not any single politician, celebrity, or political party—that has led us to this moment. We are breathing a collective sigh of relief as we welcome an end to the Trump administration, but we remain vigilant, and will not let this election fool us into complacency. As they always have, the rights of our most marginalized communities hang in the balance. There is much more work to be done to address the damage inflicted by the last administration—and the many before it—that have advanced racism, transphobia, misogyny, ableism, capitalism, and imperialism. Peoples’ struggles for liberation will continue under a Biden administration, and the NLG remains committed to working in solidarity with them.

As Angela Davis reminded us at the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention, “We know now that we can, indeed, forge our own futures.”