The United Democrats of Indian River Condemn Hate

On Saturday, a forceful display of hate and bigotry descended upon the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia during the Unite The Right rally. Neo-Nazi groups advocated hateful rhetoric and violence at the foot of a Confederate monument in Emancipation Park. Hundreds of white nationalists brandished lit torches, carried swastikas, and chanted white nationalist slogans such as, “Jews will not replace us.” The day of violence culminated when a white supremacist drove his vehicle into counter protesters murdering one and injuring many.

In response, President Trump publicly condemned violence and hate “from all sides.” Both Democrats and Republicans reacted swiftly to the President’s tepid statement pointing out there are only two sides when characterizing this grisly event—right and wrong. Senator Marco Rubio called the incident a “terrorist attack.” Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a member of the Greatest Generation, also condemned the attack, “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”

Working Together

The Democrats of Indian River, the Democratic Women’s Club, Treasure Coast Democratic Progressive Caucus, and the Florida Young Democrats of Indian River implore the Trump administration to unequivocally denounce the actions of the alt-right demonstrators.

We stand united, on a mission to promote peace and unity in communities across America. We cannot stand idly while darkness spreads like a disease throughout our great country.

Quit Hate, Quilt Love

In the spirit of unity, the Florida Young Democrats of Indian River is sponsoring a community-quilting project, “Quit Hate, Quilt Love”. We invite everyone to join us in sewing a tapestry together- to literally and figuratively knit the divide amongst us. The final product will be auctioned for charity. More details will be available soon.