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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velazquez on Charlottesville

Velázquez on Charlottesville
August 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding events in Charlottesville: 

“When President Trump refuses to identify those responsible for the horrors in Charlottesville - namely white supremacists - he emboldens them. All of us must stand together in condemning bigotry and violence without hesitation or equivocation.

“The Charlottesville events remind us that our nation has yet a distance to travel before burying the shameful ghosts of our past and fully achieving our cherished ideals of equality and liberty for all. However, such tragedies also stiffen our resolve.  I believe Americans of all backgrounds will respond by recommitting themselves to the struggle for justice.”