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Statement from Majority Whip Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) on Hate-Group Recruitment Flyers Found at Westchester Community College

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) “It is no surprise to me that in a County where symbols of hate are sold beside weapons on the floor of a taxpayer funded facility, that organizations whose sole purpose is to further divide us feel empowered to come here. The flyers, which were accompanied on social media with the hashtag ‘Operation Siege’, are a sign that those with hate in their heart intend to use Westchester County as a place to stake their claim.

“Well, hate has no home here. I have time and time again called on our Human Rights Commission to do their job. They are afforded a taxpayer funded budget and must work to educate the public and work with local municipalities to track these incidents of hate. I am requesting my colleague, Legislator Ben Boykin, call the Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission into his Committee on Public Safety & Social Services to discuss this incident. Westchester Community College is under our purview – and we only learned of these flyers through the media. Again, this is unacceptable.

“In a country where our President says there are ‘many sides’ to a neo-Nazi rally, in a county where Confederate Flags and Nazi paraphernalia are sold alongside guns and are described as merely ‘historical’ - we must take a stand against the spread of hate.”


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