Statement on Charlottesville Tragedy
NEW ALBANY, August 12, 2017 – The Floyd County Democratic Party Chair, Adam Dickey, made the following statement regarding the tragic events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia:
“Over the last twenty-four hours, our nation has witnessed the vile nature of bigotry and hatred manifesting itself in Charlottesville, Virginia. These scenes have been deeply disturbing and challenge the core values on which our democracy was established.
Make no mistake, this is an important moment for our nation and we must stand up against racism, violence, and hate. While the events have occurred miles away in another state, we are not immune from its impact. It easily could have occurred in any number of other communities throughout our nation, including here in Floyd County.
Tonight, we pray for those directly affected by this tragedy and will continue to stand with those united in seeking inclusion for all our citizens.”