Sound Alliance Condemns Hate
On August 12th, in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and anti-Semites organized a hate-filled show of force against the African American community, communities of color, religious minorities, immigrants, and their allies. They killed one and injured many. The Sound Alliance unequivocally condemns these hate groups and their actions. In a 21st century democratic society, there is no place for such racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant bigotry.
At a time where our public life is fractured, let us remind our friends that the Sound Alliance organizes around common concerns to advance the common good for people of all political, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Together, we have challenged practices in King County which tore apart immigrant families, actively contributed to the successful passage of the Best Starts for Kids levy (providing preventative resources to support early childhood development), and supported a state budget that adequately funds K-12 education without cutting other state services.
The Alliance is committed to leveraging power with love and not hate. The Alliance strives to create stronger and more just communities. Hate-filled groups serve not the whole, not our nation, but the dominance of the few. This is a reminder of the importance of continuing to engage in the public arena.
Statement written and approved by members of the Sound Alliance Strategy Team