The League of Women Voters of the United States president Chris Carson issued the following statement following the horrific acts by white supremacists in Virginia this weekend:
“Yesterday the world watched in horror as white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no place for hatred and violence in our democracy and all leaders must condemn these acts of domestic terrorism. We must send a strong message that while the freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly are some of our most cherished rights and must be protected, those rights do not extend to what we witnessed yesterday. The League of Women Voters stands in solidarity with the victims of violence in Charlottesville and against white supremacism.”
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley agrees and supports this message by our national president.
The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) has issued a statement that says …
“Democracy only works when people stand up and vote. The League of Women Voters urges the American people not to be intimidated by this Commission: stay enrolled and encourage others to register to vote.
“Our elections have integrity. This Commission does not.”
For the full statement, visit the LWVUS’s website here.
Contact your senators and representatives today and let them know what you think.
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