Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville
"Hate has no place in America, and we condemn the individuals and groups that came to Charlottesville seeking violent confrontation as a platform to spread their racist ideology."
MILWAUKEE – Several members of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors released the following statement regarding the recent terrorist incident in Charlottesville, Virginia:
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Heather Heyer and the other victims of hate-fueled violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.
“Hate has no place in America, and we condemn the individuals and groups that came to Charlottesville seeking violent confrontation as a platform to spread their racist ideology.
“We grieve with the community of Charlottesville, and with the victims and their families, as they cope with the terror of Saturday’s events and the loss of innocent life.
“While we must call out racism and name white supremacy for what it is, we cannot allow the terrorist attack in Charlottesville to sow further division in our nation.
“The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted an anti-discrimination resolution in February and we will continue to take action to ensure Milwaukee County is a place where all people are valued equally.
“Condemning the hateful ideology of white supremacy and neo-Nazism is important, but it is not enough: we urge our neighbors, especially white people, to work intentionally to dismantle racism in all its forms.”
By Supervisor Jason Haas, 14th District Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, 4th, District Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde, 10th District Supervisor John F. Weishan, 16th District Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson, 5th District Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, 2nd District Supervisor Peggy A. West, 12th District Supervisor David L. Sartori, 8th District
More about the Charlottesville Virginia Violence
- Op Ed: Sensenbrenner Asleep on Charlottesville? - Julie Henszey - Aug 21st, 2017
- APB For AG: Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel Shamefully Silent on Donald Trump’s Coddling of White Supremacists, Nazis - One Wisconsin Now - Aug 18th, 2017
- Brad Schimel still hasn’t disavowed Trump’s Charlottesville comments - Democratic Party of Wisconsin - Aug 17th, 2017
- Speaker Vos Statement on Thursday’s Session - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos - Aug 16th, 2017
- US Rep. Moore Calls for the Removal of Donald Trump as President of the United States - U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore - Aug 15th, 2017
- Jewish Community Calls for United Response Against White Supremacists - Milwaukee Jewish Federation - Aug 15th, 2017
- Rep. Jimmy Anderson Calls on Governor Walker to Forcefully Denounce White Nationalists - State Rep. Jimmy Anderson - Aug 15th, 2017
- Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville - Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors - Aug 14th, 2017
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