Margaret Anderson Kelliher Responds to Charlottesville Anniversary

Just one year after Charlottesville, white nationalists are planning to take their message of hatred to Washington, DC. 

Today and every day, we must stand together against racism, anti-Black violence, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, bigotry, and xenophobia. We must commit to educating each other on the systemic issues that lead to violence. 

Today we should also pause to remember Heather Heyer who lost her life in the counter-protest. It is important to recognize the important role counter protesters are playing in standing up to hate speech and white supremacy activists and organizations. 

I stand in solidarity with any community who is under attack by hate groups and will work with racial justice organizations to work to eliminate discrimination and promote a more inclusive America.