Dubs Fan Starts Petition Urging Golden State Warriors Not To Go to White House
Less than 24 hours after winning their second NBA Title in three years against the Cleveland Cavaliers, at least two members of the Golden State Warriors have gone on record to state they would not be visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.
One Warriors fan wants to make sure the other players follow suit, so they started an online petition for everybody on the team to not go to the White House to celebrate their championship.
The Petition reads as follows:
“Congratulations on your amazing run and your second NBA Finals victory in the past three years! It was so amazing to see KD win his first NBA Title and MVP!
As a longtime Warriors fan and a California native, I know how much the Warriors Community Foundation and the players do to support education and youth development especially in local public schools that need it most. But just last month, President Trump unleashed his latest budget proposal which included a series of cuts to education.
School lunch subsidies, summer school, after-school enrichment programs, and teacher development funds are all in danger. And many of the most popular student loan programs could be tapered or killed off all together.
For that reason, and many other horrible decisions and statements from this administration, we urge the Warriors to decline any invitation from the White House to celebrate this victory. Following the New England Patriots Super Bowl win, many players, including Tom Brady, chose to skip the White House visit.
It’s important that those who oppose Trump’s efforts to take our country and our investment in education backwards stand united. Please Warriors, send a clear message that you don’t support his irresponsible “leadership.”
You are leaders on the court and in the league, now I ask you to step up and be leaders in our Country as well.”
As of 8:00pm EST, 3,189 people have signed the petition in agreement.