Statement by Abby Maxman, President, Oxfam America in response to the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville, VA:

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"Oxfam believes in a just, equitable world and vehemently condemns the racist rhetoric, incitements to violence, and heated hate speech at this weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

"We stand in steadfast solidarity with marginalized communities and believe President Trump’s administration and Congress must, without equivocation, condemn words and acts that infringe on the rights and safety of any member of our society.

"We support those who demand justice, accountability, and decisive action to end the institutionalized racism that persists in our country and around the world. Oxfam believes in the power of people working together to overcome poverty. We believe in a world where people can influence the decisions that affect their lives, can exercise their rights and responsibilities as full citizens, and can live free from fear and persecution. We believe these are rights, not privileges. We will stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just."

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