To the editor:
We the undersigned condemn messages of hate of any kind, including the White Supremacist fliers distributed along Newtown Avenue in Norwalk, this past week. We stand with our neighbors of all races, colors, ethnicities and religions. We will not judge anyone by the color of their skin, whom they choose to love or who they voted for. This cowardly act of leafleting can make us stronger for we are all Norwalk and we are better than a divisive, hate filled message.
Let us heed the words of Mayor Rilling and stand together in solidarity. After an affront of this nature, The Southern Poverty Law Center, a national civil rights watchdog group, suggests to “Talk to your children, your neighbors and others about the incident. Use the incident as an opportunity to reinforce your own values about tolerance and acceptance.”
Please join us in our work for a better tomorrow for all. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.) .
Executive Committee NAACP – Norwalk
The Norwalk Interfaith Clergy Association
Norwalk PTO Council
Steering Committee of the League of Women Voters- Norwalk.
Wilton Friends (Norwalk area Quaker Meeting) Peace & Service Committee