Assemblymember Levine Introduces Resolution to Condemn White Supremacist Attack in Charlottesville and Celebrate Diversity and Equality

Monday, August 21, 2017

(Sacramento)- Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) introduced House Resolution HR 51, which condemns the White Supremacist rally that occurred in Charlottesville last week and celebrates the diversity and equality of Californians.

“President Trump validated white supremacists in Charlottesville by blaming all sides, placing Neo-Nazis on the same moral ground as advocates for equality.  There is no moral equivalency for white supremacists and Americans fighting for peace and equality,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Racists are solely responsible for the violence in Charlottesville and the President was wrong to suggest otherwise.”

Assemblymember Levine has authored a number of bills and resolutions recently that express California’s support for diversity, equality and justice. Assemblymember Levine is a coauthor of Senate Bill 54 (2017), the California Values Act, and a coauthor of House Resolution 15 (2017) which calls on President Trump to immediately rescind his “Travel Ban” executive order.

In 2016, Assemblymember Marc Levine authored two resolutions condemning Candidate Trump for his promises to build a wall, deport immigrants and prohibit Muslim immigration. AJR 39 called on Congress to respect the First Amendment and the rights of Muslim-Americans and to speak out against and reject any efforts to pursue an immigration policy based on religion. AJR 40 urged Congress to speak out against and reject efforts to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border.

Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties and is the Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus.