Contact:  Brian Rothgery, Public Information Manager

414-278-4230 or [email protected]milwaukeecountywi.gov

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.”

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