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NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Statement on Deadly Charlottesville White Supremacy Rally
Alexandria, Va. – We at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia are heartbroken by the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims, Heather Heyer and state troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates, and all those injured while standing up to hatred and bigotry.
We stand in solidarity with all oppressed people and with those who put their bodies on the front lines in the fight for a more free and inclusive society here in the Commonwealth and across the nation. Every day we fight against injustice and oppression and we remain committed to combatting forces of inequality that continue to target people of color, LGBTQ communities, women, people of all faiths, and immigrants.
There should be no place in Virginia or across this country for the fatal violence and bigotry we witnessed this weekend. We won’t go backwards.