Ahead of Pence’s Loudoun Visit, Virginia Leaders to Reject Donald Trump’s Normalization of Hate

Pence.

Mike Pence.

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 27, congressional candidate LuAnn Bennett, former Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada and community leader Monte Johnson will hold a press conference to reject the Trump-Pence campaign’s embrace of extremism, mainstreaming of hate and the disturbing “alt-right” political philosophy driving their campaign. Ahead of Pence’s visit to Purcellville, and following Hillary Clinton’s speech Thursday outlining the dangers of Trump’s embrace of dangerous fringe elements of our country, these local leaders will join supporters to condemn Trump’s divisive rhetoric and dystopian view of women and minority communities in America and call on Pence to answer for his campaign’s embrace of hate.

While Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine believe in an inclusive America that is stronger together, Trump has repeatedly disrespected and insulted women and communities of color, and Pence personally led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood while serving in Congress and, as governor, fought to pass Indiana’s 2016 anti-abortion law, which contained some of the most stringent restrictions in the country.

Virginia’s Diverse Leaders Reject Trump’s Divisive Candidacy
WHO: Congressional candidate LuAnn Bennett, former Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada and community leader Monte Johnson
WHAT: Press conference condemning Trump’s divisive candidacy
WHERE: Corner of Berlin Turnpike and Eastgate Drive outside of Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
WHEN: Saturday, August 27 at 11:30 AM

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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