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Nyack Group Plans Rally To Push Back Against Hatred, Intolerance

Social justice advocates march in White Plains recently over the expected loss of immigrant rights. Rockland United, an ad hoc group, has set a similar #ResistHate rally for Sunday, Dec. 18, in Nyack.
Social justice advocates march in White Plains recently over the expected loss of immigrant rights. Rockland United, an ad hoc group, has set a similar #ResistHate rally for Sunday, Dec. 18, in Nyack. Photo Credit: Provided

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Rockland United is holding a #ResistHate rally in Nyack this weekend to, it said, draw attention to the evils of hatred and intolerance.

The ad hoc social justice group was formed by several parents who, it said, were “saddened by the hatred and divisiveness” they saw in the wake of the November elections.

Rockland United said it expects hundreds of people to attend the rally set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Veterans Park Gazebo. The park is located at the corner of Main and Cedar Streets in the village.

The rally will take place “rain, snow or shine.”

"These kinds of things were happening before the elections; they were just codified by the results," said Michelle Lockett, one of the group's members.

The group said it hopes the rally “will bring residents together to affirm values of tolerance and social justice, and to share actions we can take to protect our communities, defend democracy, and build a country that works for everyone.”

According to its mission statement, the group intends to “combat any civil or government actions that threaten our civil rights and protections as outlined in the Constitution of the United States."

“We are and stand with people of color, LGBTQ, women, men, immigrants and survivors. We are anti-racist, pro-patriotic, pro-immigrant, inclusive and peaceful,” its statement read.

Rockland United plans to protect civil rights through actions, such as the rally, daily outreach, and fundraising to support local and national organizations that, or candidates who, share its values,

For more about Rockland United, click here.

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