January 31, 2017

Sen. Larson and Rep. Brostoff Introduce Joint Resolution Denouncing Islamophobia and Hate

Madison, WI – This morning, Sen. Chris Larson and Rep. Jonathan Brostoff announced the circulation of the Joint Resolution to Resist Hate (LRB 0234), which denounces Islamophobia and hate in Wisconsin. They also announced the launch of an online petition in support of the resolution (www.ResistHateWI.com).

“Due to the opportunistic and dangerous rhetoric pushed by President Trump, his administration, and a sickening number of his fellow Republicans, our Arab and Muslim neighbors, and those perceived as Muslims, have increasingly become the target of acts of violence and hate speech.

“This hate violates the word and will of the people, and we cannot let it go unchallenged. It’s up to us to be louder, more united, and truly represent the American way.

“We’re putting forward this resolution to reaffirm the American principles of acceptance, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

“It’s time for those elected to office to actually lead. Today, we call on Wisconsin’s elected officials to denounce Islamophobia, discrimination, and violence by signing onto the Joint Resolution to Resist Hate (LRB-0234).”