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Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on One-Year Anniversary of Charlottesville Violence

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements on the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Governor Malloy said, “One year ago, the nation watched in horror as a murderous horde of white supremacists and neo-Nazis terrorized a community. Their cowardly, racist actions and ideals were only emboldened by the president’s tacit embrace, and one year later the wounds remain fresh for many in Charlottesville and across the country. These sickening events serve as a stark reminder that the path toward justice and equality is long. As we continue to fight for those principles, we must reflect on the events in Charlottesville. We must remember the sacrifice made by Heather Heyer, Jimmie Lee Jackson, James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Henry Schwerner, and all those who have given their lives in pursuit of civil rights. And we must recommit to working toward a more just society.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “It’s been a year since that horrible day in Charlottesville, and my thoughts continue to be with the friends and family of Heather Heyer, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and everyone fighting against hatred and racism. Now more than ever we must remember what America stands for – equality, opportunity, and justice for all, no matter race, color, creed, or national origin. We must stand united as a nation and continue to peacefully fight hate with love, in hopes to never repeat this tragedy again.”

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