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‚ÄčTogether Frankfort

Standing Solidarity with Charlottesville

Wednesday, August 16, 2017; 11:00 a.m.

Capitol Annex, Room 125, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort KY

Together Frankfort was proud to stand in with Charlottesville, Virginia, after the horific events of August 12, 2017. We invited local elected officials, representatives of the faith community, and local civic activists to join us in condemning the actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis not only in Charlottesville, but across our nation.  The following speakers provided inspirational and powerful words to the standing room only crowd in attendance. Click here for a slideshow of the event.

We are attempting to gather the speeches of each of these. For those currently available, click on the name to read their statements, challenging our community to stand together.

  • Zenobia Skinner, Associate Minister, Bethesda Temple (speech to be added soon)

  • Ed Powe, Community Activist

We are committed to our country and to the welfare of our fellow citizens regardless of political affiliation, and to solutions that cross partisan divides. Many, many folks signed a resolution calling on all our elected officials -- our local leaders, the Governor of the Commonwealth, our Members of Congress -- to speak out against hate speech and violence.

We urge all elected officials, churches, and concerned citizens send a message of condolence to those killed and injured in Charlottesville on August 12. If you were unable to attend and wish to sign the Resolution, click on this link, add your signature and any contact information. 

Also, if you wish to be further involved in local work to address hate speech and violence in our community, please note that in the "Message Box" on the signature form for the resolution.  Thank you for taking the time to read this and for standing against hate language and violence.