VIRGINIA - The University Democrats at UVA, Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) and the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America released this statement concerning the racist rally hosted in Charlottesville:
"We, in the strongest possible terms, condemn the multiple rallies of racists and bigots hosted in Charlottesville and on UVA Grounds.
The leaders of this backwards movement rooted in hate and their supporters seek to divide us.
We will not be divided. Attempts to intimidate us will not succeed. Our diversity makes us stronger. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of color in Charlottesville and across Virginia. We, with one voice, say that hate has no place in our Commonwealth or in our country.
We applaud the community members in Charlottesville who are standing up and meeting this hate with powerful and respectful resistance. We thank the public servants who are working to protect peaceful protest."
Fairfax Young Democrats will be hosting their third annual Fall Fundraiser on September 24th at Maggiano's in Tysons. The event will begin at 12:30 PM. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the past year achievements of the Fairfax Young Democrats organization and get energized for the 2017 statewide elections. Young Democrats play a significant role in the infrastructure of the Democratic Party and this is an opportunity to recognize individuals that have been engaging young people in our community. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.fairfaxyoungdems.net/fall_fundraiser
Join Fairfax Young Democrats for our general meeting as we discuss the School Board special election, upcoming summer canvassing, and other volunteer opportunities in Fairfax County. Our discussion topic for the evening will be about the Democratic Party messaging and its effectiveness. We will be meeting on July 27 at the Fairfax County Democratic Committee office (8500 Executive Park Avenue, Fairfax, 22031) at 7:30 PM. A great opportunity to meet other young progressives in your community. Hope to see you there!