RICHMOND, Va. – The House Democratic Caucus condemns the White Nationalist rally to be held today in Charlottesville.
“As the former mayor of this beautiful, inclusive and progressive community, I am saddened that our city may draw thousands who would come here to sow division and hate,” said House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano. “The alt-right agenda has been brought to Charlottesville by people who are neither from our community nor who represent its values. We will strive to ensure the day does not erupt into violence, and we will redouble our efforts to remain civically engaged so that darkness does not obscure our light.”
“The House Democratic Caucus stands in strong support of the City of Charlottesville and of every person who has been marginalized by discrimination and hate – whether through the coded dog whistles of politicians or by overt violence that we pray we won’t see today,” said Caucus Chair Charniele Herring. “We thank our law enforcement officers and first responders for putting their lives on the line, today and every day, to keep our communities safe.”