International Vice President Fred Redmond and progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall last week discussed the recent mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 people dead and six others injured and threw into sharp relief the urgent need for unity and civil discourse across the United States.
“This hatred must end,” said Redmond. “We must come together as a people. We have to respect each other’s differences. We have to really show we are an advanced society.”
“It’s our difference that make us a strong nation,” Redmond said, “and what we must really do is say ‘no,’ no to the language that’s coming out of our political circles, especially at the executive level.”
Instead, working people need to come together around the issues that matter most like access to living wages, affordable healthcare and a dignified retirement.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters have a chance to reject the language of hate and change the direction in which the United States is heading.
“Election day is a day when we’re all equal in this country, when there’s no discrimination against anyone because all our votes are counted equally,” said Redmond. “This election is about what kind of country we’re going to have going forward.”
Listen to the full interview below.