Artists United Against Hate

An open letter to the voters of the United States:

We are a coalition of artists who, today, are joining millions of Americans in our commitment to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump.

We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy.

Donald Trump wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law. His rhetoric and policy proposals exclude, degrade, and harm:

  1. Mexican and Latino people
  2. Black people
  3. Muslim people
  4. LGBTQ people
  5. Women and their health care providers
  6. Asian people
  1. Refugees
  2. People with disabilities
  3. Working class people
  4. American prisoners of war
  5. …and those of countless other marginalized communities.

When dangerous and divisive leaders have come to power in the past, it has been in part because those of goodwill failed to speak out for themselves or their fellow citizens. Some of us come from the groups Trump has attacked. Some of us don’t. But as history has shown, it’s often only a matter of time before the “other” becomes me.

That is why we need to unite before it is too late—for the sake of our fellow Americans and for the sake of our democracy—and why it is so critical for those of us with the privilege to speak out to do so loudly and forcefully, in our work, online, and in our communities, with all the resources we have at hand.

We call upon every American to join us–to stand together on the right side of history, to use the power of our voice and the power of our vote to defeat Donald Trump and the hateful ideology he represents.

  1. We are united against violence.
  2. We are united against sexism.
  3. We are united against racism.
  4. We are united against xenophobia.
  5. We are united against homophobia.
  6. We are united against fascism.

We are Artists


  1. Mark Ruffalo Actor/Director/Producer and Activist
  2. Shonda Rhimes Writer, Director, Producer
  3. Ryan Murphy Producer, Director
  4. Russell Simmons Entrepreneur, Activist
  5. Kerry Washington Actor & Activist
  6. Julianne Moore Actor, Activist
  7. Shepard Fairey Artist
  8. Adam McKay Writer, Director
  9. Lena Dunham Writer, Director
  10. Ilana Glazer Actor
  11. Abbi Jacobson Actor
  12. Moby Recording Artist, Author, Activist
  13. Michael Stipe Artist, Singer/Songwriter
  14. Third Eye Blind Musicians
  15. Kathleen Turner Actor, Activist
  16. Franchesca Ramsey Correspondent/Writer on “The Nightly Show”
  17. Olivia Wilde Actress, Producer, Director, Humanitarian
  18. Julia Stiles Actor, Director
  19. Patricia Arquette Actor, Activist
  20. Meg Ryan Actor, Producer, Director
  21. Michael Mann Director
  22. Michael Moore Director, writer
  23. Bryan Cranston Actor
  24. Paul Haggis Director, Writer
  25. Tony Schwartz ghostwriter of Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal”
  26. Neil Patrick Harris Actor
  27. Doug Liman Director
  28. Lizzy Caplan Actor
  29. Woody Harrelson Actor, Director
  30. Rain Phoenix Artist & Activist
  31. Jane Fonda Actor, Activist
  32. Tig Notaro Comedian, Writer
  33. Rashida Jones Actor, Activist
  34. Clea Duvall Actor
  35. Kathryn Hahn Actor
  36. Taylor Schilling Actor
  37. Maggie Gyllenhaal Actor & Activist
  38. Alyssa Milano Actress, Producer, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur
  39. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Musicians
  40. Busy Phillips Actor & Mother
  41. Piper Perabo Actor
  42. Cynthia Nixon Actor
  43. Lea Delaria Actor
  44. Tamara Tunie Actor
  45. Chloe Grace Moretz Actor
  46. Dustin Lance Black Screenwriter
  47. Jesse Tyler Ferguson Actor
  48. Jill Soloway Director
  49. Mickey Sumner Actor
  50. Charles Ferguson Director, Writer
  51. Lesley Arfin Writer, “GIRLS”
  52. Jesse Peretz Director
  53. Christian Campbell Actor
  54. Neve Campbell Actor
  55. Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky author, musician
  56. Laura Dawn writer, director, producer, activist
  57. Benjamin O’Keefe actor, writer, activist
  58. Sarah Sophie Flicker producer, writer, activist
  59. Michael Skolnick Writer, Producer, Activist
  60. Mary Lambert Singer-songwriter
  61. Christian Siriano Fashion Designer, Reality Personality
  62. Vanessa Hope Director
  63. Jeffrey Marsh Vinestar, Author, LGBT Activist
  64. Diane English Writer, Producer
  65. Mara Wilson Writer
  66. JJ Feild Actor
  67. Kat Blaque Activist and Social Media Influencer
  68. Emma Myles Actor
  69. Emily Robinson Actor
  70. Nik Dodani Actor, Comedian
  71. Laci Green YouTuber, Writer
  72. Ilene Chaiken Producer
  73. Akilah Hughes YouTube
  74. Trae Crowder The Liberal Redneck
  75. Mara Hoffman Designer
  76. Rebecca Woolf Writer
  77. Mickalene Thomas Visual Artist, Curator, Filmmaker
  78. Tanya Selvaratnam Artist, Activist
  79. Oskar Eustis Artistic Director, The Public Theater
  80. DJ Rekha Producer
  81. Elizabeth Streb Director
  82. Lucy Walker Director
  83. Catherine Gund Filmmaker/Activist
  84. Xaviera Simmons Visual and Performing Artist
  85. Chitra Ganesh Visual Artist
  86. Laura Michalchyshyn Producer
  87. Hillary Jordan Author
  88. Lisa Kron Playwright/Actor
  89. Basil Twist Puppeteer/Director/Designer
  90. Dave Malloy Composer/Playwright
  91. James Tigger! Ferguson Performer, Activist
  92. Stephen Winter Filmmaker
  93. Carlen Altman Actor, Writer, Activist, Human
  94. Jena Friedman Comedian, Producer
  95. Zoe Lister-Jones Actor, Writer, Director
  96. Natalie Joos Writer, Photographer, Stylist
  97. Rachel Sklar Writer
  98. Jill Greenberg Artist
  99. Rob Green Producer
  100. Romy Soleimani Stylist
  101. Lori White Writer, Upworthy
  102. Luke Rathbone Musician
  103. Molly R Stern Makeup Artist, Designer, Mother
  104. Helen Stickler Filmmaker
  105. India Salvor Menuez Actor, Artist
  106. Lisa Salzer Jewelry Designer
  107. Sarah Lewittin (Ultragrrrl) DJ, Record Producer, Music Critic
  108. Hannah Rad DJ/VJ
  109. Marlon Taylor-Wiles Dancer/Choreographer
  110. Dita Von Teese Artist
  111. Daron Murphy Composer, Producer
  112. Alice Roth Producer, Writer
  113. Talib Kweli Musician
  114. Andrew Kornhaber Producer
  115. Eric Brown Producer
  116. Mikki Halpin Writer, Author, Activist
  117. David Ambrose DP, Producer
  118. Isolde Brielmaier Curator, Art Professor
  119. Jen Gatien Filmmaker, Activist
  120. Shruti Ganguly Filmmaker
  121. Lisa Cortes Producer, Activist
  122. Eisa Davis Writer, Performer
  123. Amanda Palmer Musician, Author
  124. Peter Nowalk Creator and Executive Producer of “How to Get Away with Murder”
  125. Allan Heinberg Showrunner and Executive Producer of “The Catch”
  126. T R Knight Actor
  127. Sydney Shackelford Trans actress and activist
  128. Ilene Chaiken Writer and Producer