Dear Virginia General Assembly Senators and Delegates,
The hatred and violence we saw in Charlottesville demand leadership from the General Assembly to stop the hate and create a Commonwealth that welcomes and provides opportunity for all. I join the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy in calling upon the General Assembly to:
Pass bills to track hate crimes and publicly welcome all. Bills were proposed last year to track hate crimes and welcome all to Virginia, but were defeated or not even considered.
Establish a Taskforce to propose how Virginia can create an environment that welcomes and offers opportunity to all (people of color, Muslims, immigrants, women, LGBT and poor white men).