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Asm Wood & Sen. McGuire Stand with Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Community Leaders Against Hate

Bogus or not, hateful message left on an online petition must be denounced

For immediate release:

Sacramento—Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood released a joint statement in support of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s swift action denouncing last week’s incidence of devastating hate speech.

At a time when hate speech and hate crimes have hit historic highs across the nation, here at home on the North Coast we must stop it in its tracks and take a unified no-tolerance approach. We applaud the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Tribal and community leaders for standing up and condemning the horrific rhetoric and extremism that’s become all too common in our polarized society. We stand ready to assist the county with any and all state resources to keep those neighbors who may be targeted safe and ensure we can stop future incidents of this type of devastating and vile hate.