August 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
August 17, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Steineke, Barca and Zamarripa.
Referred to Committee on Rules.
1Relating to: condemning the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, on
2August 12, 2017.
Whereas, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a series of 4
hateful and despicable actions were undertaken by a group of white supremacists; 5
Whereas, the State Assembly remembers and honors those who needlessly lost 7
their lives that day, Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper Pilot 8
Berke M. M. Bates; the 34 or more injured; and their families; and
Whereas, the State Assembly strongly condemns white supremacists, the Ku 10
Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and all those who rely on violence and hatred to advance their 11
Whereas, it is our responsibility, as citizens and public servants dedicated to 13
building a better Wisconsin and a better country, to denounce such acts of violence, 14
and to firmly tell those who espouse bigotry and prejudice that their ideology has no 15
place in our state or in our country; now, therefore, be it
1Resolved by the assembly, That
the members of the Wisconsin assembly 2
condemn the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the racist, 3
intolerable views that caused that deeply tragic day.