Violence in Charlottesville, VA

Women In Government, Inc. (WIG) condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence that transpired in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend and the injuries and deaths that resulted.                                                                    

“Violence toward or suppression of civic participation based on race or ethnicity is antithetical to our democracy,” stated Lucy Gettman, Executive Director. “It cannot be tolerated and citizens and policymakers at all levels need to be part of the solution.”

Women in Government is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities, network, expert forums and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1840 women state legislators. WIG was founded in 1988 to empower all women legislators to effect sound policy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

For further information, contact Lucy Gettman, Executive Director, Women In Government: 202-333-0825, X214 or lgettman@womeningovernment.org

www.womeningovernment.org

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