Rep. Olsen Urges Unity Against Violence and Hate

In response to the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend, today Springfield lawmakers stood united to condemn the behavior that led to the death of one individual and injuries to several others. HR 569 repudiates and condemns white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and any other group that espouses hate and seeks to undermine the ideals of Illinois and the nation. The resolution also condemns the acts of violence in Charlottesville as domestic terrorism. The resolution received unanimous support and every member of the House of Representatives was added as a co-sponsor of the measure.

State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) spoke during the floor discussion of the resolution about a vigil he attended in Naperville earlier in the week in response to the tragic events. Click here to watch his full floor comments.

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