MORRISTOWN, NJ — Across the country and in national media, many folks are asking a stinging question: What's wrong with the United States?
That thought came, of course, as a reaction to violence committed by white nationalists and members of the so-called Alt Right this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, who were there to rally against the removal of a Confederate monument. In what federal lawmakers have labeled an act of domestic terrorism, a 20-year-old Ohio man allegedly drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman.
But that hate-fueled chaos isn't going unanswered—at least in the Morristown area.
Organizations plan to hold a “vigil against hate,” to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville and the victims. Hosted by the Action Together New Jersey, the event's Facebook page states that the event will consist of a candlelight prayer, Jericho Walk and song to stand with the survivors, mourn the victims and plan for a future where all people are safe.
In addition to the vigil, local activists are fighting the Deportation Budget.
The week long action will begin Monday morning at 11 in front of Congressman Frelinghuysen's office, 30 Schuyler Place with a kick off rally to block the deportation budget. Later this evening, at 7pm, an overnight vigil will be held on the Morristown Green.
For a complete list of events, click HERE