Press Release

NWLC Condemns Vicious Bigotry and Violence of White Supremacist Protest in Charlottesville, Va.

Posted on August 13, 2017 Issues: Racial & Ethnic Justice

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“Americans across the country witnessed the vicious bigotry and violence of the white supremacist movement on full display in Charlottesville this weekend as they took to the streets with the goal of terrorizing the community and normalizing hate. We condemn their intolerance and violent tactics and extend our condolences to the family of the woman who was tragically killed. Like millions around this country, we are horrified by the rise of hatred and call for strong leadership at this moment from the President and the Department of Justice. Now is not the time to equivocate about hate, violence and domestic terrorism. We stand with the community of Charlottesville and all of our partners to uphold a vision of America that celebrates our diversity and denounces hatred, racism, and violence.”


For immediate release:  August 13, 2017
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The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. For more information on the Center, visit: