HR144: Commending the Unity March Against Hate.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 144

Offered March 2, 2020
Commending the Unity March Against Hate.

Patrons-- Ayala, Adams, D.M., Carroll Foy, Hope, Rasoul, Samirah and Simonds

WHEREAS, in August 2020, the Unity March Against Hate will promote justice, tolerance, and equality for all with a 90-mile march from Manassas to Charlottesville; and

WHEREAS, the Unity March Against Hate will bring together like-minded people of many faiths and from all walks of life, including youth athletes, representatives from the LGBTQ community, veterans, and many others; and

WHEREAS, some members of the Unity March Against Hate will complete the journey on foot, while others will travel on bicycles and in cars or buses; and

WHEREAS, the Unity March Against Hate provides an opportunity for residents of Virginia to stand up to intolerance and resist attempts to divide the community with prejudice and fear; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Unity March Against Hate hereby be commended on the occasion of its titular event on August 9–12, 2020; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Unity March Against Hate as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the march’s message of strength and hope.