Tell Colin Kaepernick you support his brave stance for racial justice

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for a playing of the national anthem. He explained: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way."

Jon Schwarz, The Intercept: Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery


As a result, Kaepernick has received an avalanche of criticism and racist abuse.

To express your support for this brave athlete, please add your name to this short statement which is backed by RootsAction and Color Of Change:

Colin Kaepernick: We support your right to protest in support of racial justice. Thank you.


1-25 of 22690 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22690 2 days ago Tim Gray Austin , TX Thank you for your bravery!
22689 3 days ago Ed Spicer Santa Ana, CA
22688 3 days ago Nancy Blankenstein Pittsburgh, PA He just doesn't get it, does he? But then how could anyone, who has never done anything for this country expect drag it through the mud, possible understand.
Thank you for reminding us of what...
22687 6 days ago Ron Moore Chattanooga, TN I support your movement! I'm an unsigned rap artist and I have a song that I wrote that includes your movement. I believe this song will inspire our country to do better as well as the world.
22686 1 week ago Patt Platt Thousand Palms, CA St Augustine said, "An unjust law in no law at all.' Which means I have a right, even a duty to resist with violence or civil disobedience. You should pray I choose the latter.
This is from the ...
22685 1 week ago Eric Amponsah Bronx, NY We support Colin Kaepernick.
22684 1 week ago Roderick Bullock Charlotte, NC I have invented ..the answer to "Taking a Knee" that will Stop Trump, etc. Take a knee....WITH RIGHT HAND ACROSS HEART.
22683 1 week ago Kerstin Trachok Reno, NV Kap, as a fellow graduate of the University of Nevada and also a fellow student athlete, I want to thank you for all you are doing. You make Nevada proud. Keep up the good fight. Someday they will w...
22682 1 week ago Guillermo Zavala Modesto, CA Thanks for a great cause. I also have been wronged I’m a Veteran and in need of getting my story told I’ve tried local venues KTVU. KRON4. Seems nobody cares my injustices are like Ruben Fosters exc...
22681 1 week ago Anonymous Goochland, VA As a 60 yr. old white, American born, I say: God Bless you; I support you. Our soldiers gave their lives for us to have the right to free speech &expression (as long as not harming others...
22680 1 week ago Tom Richard Sarasota, FL Thanks for ruining Football for many years. Get out of the country you hate. I will pay for airline ticket to any crap-hole country you think is better than ours. Hope you don't see anyone in milita...
22679 1 week ago Lynne Sheppard Alpharetta, GA Don’t give up!!
22678 2 weeks ago J W Germantown, MD Hi, not sure how to get in contact with you. Thought I would try this method. I think the best way to protest at this point is to have all players stand for the anthem. At the end of the anthem a...
22677 2 weeks ago Malachi Miller Staunton , VA I support you Colin Kaepernick in partaking your stance against the injustices in this country and much more. Proud of you BLACK MAN
22676 3 weeks ago Anonymous WA You are filing the wrong lawsuit. Do not sue the NFL for collusion to keep you from playing. Sue Donald Trump for a civil rights violation. He's using his position as idiot in chief to prevent yo...
22675 3 weeks ago Kirk Gholson Pflugerville, TX
22674 3 weeks ago Steven Bernard Sherwood, AR I am a 30-something white male who lives in a very, very conservative part of the country, and I've been a 49er fan since I was a small child and watched Montana to Rice. I have always liked you as ...
22673 3 weeks ago Alison Donato Oakland, CA I support Colin Kaepernick and all others who wish to exercise their freedom of speech – and peaceful protest – in the United States of America, where many have fought and died, enabling us all to h...
22672 3 weeks ago Lisa Katz Chevy Chase, MD Thank you Colin Kaepernick, for being a true American. I am sorry that you have paid for it financially and with your career. I am confident that you will make more important gains towards equalit...
22671 3 weeks ago Rochelle Lyons Severn, MD Help me boycott Christmas.. this is the only way America will listen is when there money is effected.
22670 3 weeks ago Julie Dahl Denton, TX
22669 3 weeks ago Glenn MacMillan NB
22668 3 weeks ago Lenny Granger Columbia Falls , MT Please tell your friends still in the NFL instead of kneeling to stand with arms overhead, making a "Y" shape, to mean "Why?" Would prevent fining people for supporting black lives matter.!!!
22667 3 weeks ago James MacKenzie Goffstown, NH Please put Donald Trump and Mike Pence in jail and fine them. They have both broken the law 18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity’s. Please file charges.
22666 3 weeks ago Theresa Hagelberg Amherst, OH
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