In a statement released to supporters, Bob Hall, on behalf of the Democracy North Carolina, denounced white supremacy and called on North Carolinians to “confront racism, especially in a government that should be of, by, and for the people.”
In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, we want to send a strong, unequivocal message to our supporters:
There is only one side.
It is the side that stands against crowds of angry white supremacists and neo-Nazis wielding torches, howling slurs, and inciting violence. It is the side that also stands against institutional racism — against policies used by the powerful to divide us with false fears and fabricated concepts of superiority.
It is the side that unflinchingly pursues the promise of an authentic democracy – a social and political system that promotes deep respect for one another, because we are all equals at the ballot box, because we are all worthy and our fates are intertwined.