Sen. Nesselbush introduces resolution denouncing white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, North Providence) has introduced a resolution (2019-S 0829) that denounces and opposes white nationalism and neo-Nazi groups in Rhode Island.
“I represent a large number of people of color, and tragically, we are witnessing a resurgence of hateful ideas and actions fueled by a vile and disturbing ideology of white supremacy. I cannot stand by and do nothing. Hate crimes and attempts to turn back the clock on decades of racial progress are unacceptable. It is imperative to officially denounce and oppose these hate in our state and country. This resolution seeks to send a strong message that white supremacy has no place in Rhode Island,” said Senator Nesselbush.
The resolution states that the Rhode Island Senate and the State of Rhode Island strongly denounces and opposes the totalitarian impulses, violent terrorism, xenophobic biases, and bigoted ideologies that are promoted by white nationalists and neo-Nazis.
The resolution cites the heinous attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in Poway, California to confirm that white nationalism and neo-Nazism are threats to social and racial progress, and they remain very real threats here in Rhode Island and throughout the United States of America.
If passed, this Rhode Island resolution will be sent to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, the members of the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, and the Honorable Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of the State of Rhode Island.
The resolution is currently before the Senate Committee on Judiciary.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903