Senator Ben Allen Issues Statement on Charlottesville

Senator Ben Allen

Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) issued the following statement in response to the recent events in Charlottesville:

“The neo-Nazi, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and its aftermath have left many of us feeling anger, sadness, and fear.  The rally organizers’ ideology of anti-Semitism and racism and the resulting violence from these repugnant views are unequivocally abhorrent.

“As a Jewish person, an elected official and a human being, let me be clear: there are no two sides to this. There is no moral equivalence between those who embrace hate, and those who oppose it.

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“Today, on the day of her memorial, my heart goes out to the family of Heather Heyer and I wish the other 19 others injured a speedy recovery. In their honor, and in the honor of the many others who have suffered from and fought courageously against violent extremism, let us work towards building a society where the strength of diversity, love and mutual respect always prevail over hate.”

Senator Ben Allen

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