National Council of Jewish Women
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Washington, DC 20036-4206
Contact: Amanda Lang
Director of Marketing and Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Year Later: We Unite Against Hate
August 12, 2018, Washington, DC – Today marks the year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) released the following statement reflecting on the horrific events of that day:
“Today in Washington DC, on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, white supremacists, attempting to spread their message of hate gathered in front of the White House. These groups came to Washington, DC to try to instill fear in our communities. NCJW denounces the hatred being spewed by neo-Nazis, alt-right, the KKK, and all white supremacists.
“We mourn the loss of Heather Heyer, who was murdered while protesting at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last year. We unite to celebrate her life, mourn her loss, and join together to continue her message of unity and tolerance.
“A year later, we continue to urge the White House and elected leaders to combat hate speech against people of color, Jewish people, LGBTQ communities, and all who may be seen as the “other.” NCJW will not back down from our fight against hate and white supremacy, and will work towards justice and unity in our democracy.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW .