Vanguard America, a White Nationalist organization in the U.S., has promoted and detailed various outreach initiatives across the country.
A three-point, 457-word manifesto on Vanguard America’s website states, “Our America is to be a nation exclusively for the White American peoples,” and states in part:
…it is logical that America must be once again built from the ground up to recapture the glory an Aryan nation deserves. Vanguard America stands indomitably opposed to the tyranny of globalism and capitalism, a system under which nations are stripped of their heritage and their people are turned into nothing more than units of cheap, expendable labor. Vanguard America, and our nationalist allies across the Western world, see a world of nations ruled by their own people, for their own people.
As of March 2, 2017, Vanguard America maintains a Facebook page and YouTube channel, though Twitter and Instagram pages advertised on the group’s website are not standing. As of March 2, 2017, the Facebook page maintains over 1,900 likes, and the YouTube channel, housing four videos, maintains over 330 subscribers.
On Facebook, the group has touted having “chapters all over the United States,” and posts pictures of unidentified groups of people waving the Vanguard America flag:
The group posts anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and other images. One image posted to Facebook on February 13, 2017 includes a picture of a man, signified as being Jewish, with text reading, “Know your enemy.”
Vanguard America has also promoted outreach by members/supporters, showing photos of the group’s flier posted in public locations.
A post on the group’s website described flier distribution in Texas, dubbed, “The Texan Offensive”:
Members of the American Vanguard in Texas organized a mass poster effort and put up our materials at Texas State University, Rice University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas, Collin College, Abilene Christian University, and Louisiana State University with the help of some members in Louisiana.
Members also allegedly met in Chicago, New York City, and Seattle for its “Northern Propaganda Campaign.” Vanguard America posted details and pictures of the meeting in a November 4, 2016 post on its website. The post thanked the group’s “allies” at Counter-Currents, a White Nationalist publisher; Identity Europa, a group of European Nationalists; and the alt-right “Right Stuff" blog “for their involvement.”
One flier, showing the Twin Towers in New York City and reading, “Imagine a Muslim-free America,” attracted media attention to Vanguard America after it was posted in various locations across America, including a Mosque in Louisiana. The group claimed in a post on its website that the fliers “had their desired affect [sic]”:
Our poster, which exclaims that the viewer imagine a Muslim free America, was widely viewed and interpreted in many ways.
These flyers along with others were placed at a Mosque in Louisiana, Rutgers University in New Jersey, and the University of Texas. They had their desired affect of bringing attention to our cause and the issue of Muslims in America.
A video posted on December 12, 2016 to the Vanguard America YouTube channel appears to show members (their faces pixelated) distributing the group’s fliers on the University of California, Irvine campus:
You can view the video here: