For Immediate Release

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Liz Saxe
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Charlottesville Solidarity Rallies

Statement by Jim Dean, chair and Charles Chamberlain, executive director

Nationwide - The horrifying scenes we have seen over the last 24 hours from Charlottesville are a direct result of the monstrous, racist words and actions by Donald Trump during the campaign and since he became President.

Now, as a result of the hate that Trump has stoked, at least one person in Charlottesville is dead and many more are injured.

It should be shocking that the President of the United States has refused to describe the white supremacist actions that occurred today as "terrorism," but it isn't. Donald Trump openly sought the support of the people carrying torches, running over individuals, and screaming Nazi slogans.

These hateful actions are deeply rooted in our country's long history. Racism is often enforced by violence just as we saw in Charlottesville. We need to stand up to, resist, and overcome the storm of bigotry and hate that Donald Trump rode to power.

The brave souls who put their bodies on the line to oppose bigotry, hate, and white supremacy in Charlottesville represent the very best of our country's values and serve as a model of resistance that we all must work to emulate.


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We stand in solidarity with all those who are peacefully confronting the bigotry, hate, and white supremacy Trump fomented that is now manifesting in the streets of Charlottesville.

We will stand with them. Tonight, we will be joining our fellow Netroots Nation attendees in Atlanta to speak out against white supremacy, bigotry, and violence. We're inviting everyone to do the same at the City Hall your own community -- tonight, at 7pm, local time.

You can share your own personal photos, videos, or stories from tonight's rallies with Democracy for America on social media. We're @DFAaction on Twitter and /DFAaction on Facebook.

We cannot let these Nazis and racists intimidate or terrorize us. It's time to show America that we will never stop working to end bigotry, especially when it comes out of the White House.


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