WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to the recent violence in America and in Europe, and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of members as well as all Americans, ACT for America announces that a nationwide series of rallies scheduled for Saturday September 9, 2017 will be replaced with a "Day of ACTion," to make the 750,000 voices of America's largest national security organization resonate throughout America.
The goal in making this difficult decision is to contribute to the de-escalation of rising tension and violence in America while pursuing the organization's goal of a safe and secure America. ACT for America is deeply saddened that in today's divisive climate, citizens cannot peacefully express their opinion without risk of physical harm from terror groups domestic and international.
In recent weeks, extremist and radical organizations in the United States and abroad have overrun peaceful events in order to advance their own agendas, and in many cases, violence has been the result. Given the security issues of organizing public events, the responsible decision is to deny this opportunity to Neo Nazis, Antifa, the KKK, and ISIS inspired individuals and groups. ACT for America's membership is patriotic citizens whose only goal is to celebrate America's values and peacefully express their views regarding national security.
Details of the new plan will be released soon, at actforamerica.org. Members will also receive social media and email updates. This event will be conducted through online and other media, and will replace the 67 rallies in cities across 36 states. ACT for America has notified all its volunteer team leaders and organizers of this plan, and requested that all local event planning be terminated. Any events that continue to be scheduled for this date do not have the sponsorship or endorsement of ACT for America, and the organization's name may not be used.
ACT for America is the largest national security organization in America, with 750,000 members. ACT for America welcomes all, discriminates against none, and requires that members act at all times peacefully and with honor. Accordingly, any organizations or individuals advocating violence or hatred towards anyone based on race, religion, or affiliation are not welcome at ACT for America events, or in the organization.