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PRESS CALL: Lawyers’ Committee Joins Charlottesville Vice Mayor to React to Violence During Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

Leaders to address President Trump’s reluctance to condemn White Supremacist Violence

WASHINGTON - Today, August 14th at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), will hold a press call to address President Trump’s failure to condemn white nationalists groups in the violent aftermath and death of a counter-protester during a “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Wes Bellamy, Vice Mayor of Charlottesville wil join the call to discuss the impact on the community. 

WHO: Kristen Clarke - President and executive director, Lawyers' Committee for civil  rights Under Law

Dr. Wes Bellamy - Vice Mayor Charlottesville, Virginia

Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal - President, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

WHEN: Monday, August 14th, 2017 4:00 p.m. EDT

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