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  • U.S. Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Alex Dobuzinskis The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted the resolution, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, said in a statement. The Senate approved the measure on Monday. "Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville," Connolly said. The joint resolution,... Read more

  • Congress Sends Resolution Condemning White Supremacists To Trump’s Desk
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Nicole Lafond Congress on Tuesday passed a bipartisan resolution condemning white supremacist and other hate and sent it to President Trump’s desk, Politico and The Hill reported. With the bill on its way to the White House, sponsors urged President Donald Trump to not hesitate in signing it. “Tonight the House passed my resolution condemning hate groups and the Charlottesville attack. POTUS should send a clear message and sign it ASAP,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who co-sponsored the legislation... Read more

  • House resolution introduced to condemn Aug. 12 violence
    Posted in News on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Equality

    Ryan M. Kelly Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-11th, with support from Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, introduced a resolution Thursday night that condemns the “violent and hateful attacks carried out in Charlottesville.” The resolution specifically condemns the actions of white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. It also honors the lives of the three people who were killed on Aug. 12. “I am pleased to introduce this important resolution tonight with Congressman Tom Garrett that br... Read more

  • Virginia Senators Urge Measure Condemning White Nationalists
    Posted in News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Matthew Daly Virginia's two Democratic senators joined with two Republican senators to sponsor a resolution condemning white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced the joint resolution Wednesday along with Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Johnny Isakson of Georgia. The resolution recognizes the Aug. 12 death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer a... Read more

  • Connolly Supports Resolution to Censure President Donald Trump for His Inexcusable Response to the Racist Violence in Charlottesville
    Posted in News on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly joined 79 Members of Congress in introducing a censure resolution against President Donald Trump for his disgraceful response to the violence perpetrated by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville, VA. “Trump's behavior following Charlottesville was reprehensible and beneath the office,” said Connolly. “Rather than heal, he further divided our country. There weren’t ‘both-sides’ to this incident. It’s important for Congress... Read more

  • Trump Just Went On An Angry Defense Of The Racists In Charlottesville And Confederate Monuments
    Posted in News on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Brianna Sacks, Tom Namako, and Adolfo Flores President Donald Trump delivered an address Tuesday that made him sound like President of the Confederacy. Trump went on an angry defense of the racists who sparked riots that led to a suspected terror attack and three deaths in Charlottesville this weekend, inaccurately blaming much of the violence on the "alt-left." Trump also defended the monuments of Confederate-era leaders — the people who went to war in an effort to maintain slavery in the Unit... Read more

  • One dead after violent clashes at white nationalist rally
    Posted in News on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Jordan Fabian One person was killed and 19 others were injured when a car plowed into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turning a day of violent demonstrations into a tragedy that rocked the nation. The University of Virginia Health System said 20 people were brought to the hospital Saturday afternoon after the incident near a popular pedestrian mall in the college town. One died and the rest were being assessed and treated for injuries. The inciden... Read more

  • Border Patrol Ordered To Block Congressmen During Travel Ban
    Posted in News on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy, Equality, Immigration

    Betsy Woodruff As chaos unfolded at the nation’s airports, Trump administration officials issued clear directives: treat lawyers’ calls like “protests” and keep duly elected representatives out. On the chaotic day the Trump administration’s travel ban went into effect, high-level Homeland Security officials directed their staff at airports around the country to stiff-arm members of Congress and treat lawyers with deep suspicion. Members of Congress say they’re shocked by the orders, uncovered i... Read more

  • Connolly, Davis, Lee, Roybal-Allard Introduce Child Poverty Reduction Act
    Posted in News on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Equality

    On July 24, 2017, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2017 to develop evidence-based policies to cut child poverty by half in 10 years. Far more children in the U.S. grow up and remain trapped in poverty compared to other industrialized countries. In America, approximately 20 percent of our children – or 14.7 million – live below the... Read more

  • Connolly Calls on Pence to Rescind Directive For Sensitive Voter Data
    Posted in News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy, Technology, Equality

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter to Vice President Pence urging he rescind the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s directive for sensitive voter data. Connolly said the directive “is a thinly veiled effort to carry out voter suppression on a national scale. States should not comply.” The Vice President serves as chair of the Commission. On June 28, Vice Chair of the Commission Kris Kobach sent letters to all 50 states and the District of Columbia direct... Read more

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