Danville, Va.—In response to Danville City Council’s vote to remove the Confederate flag from public property, Virginia Organizing has issued the following statements:
“I am so glad that our city stands on the side of justice and equality in deciding to take down the Confederate flag,” said Matt Bailey, a leader in the Danville Chapter of Virginia Organizing. “In the time I spent canvassing to encourage support for this decision, almost everyone we talked to wanted the flag removed and were very excited to contact City Council directly. This is a great day for the City of Danville!”
Johnny Mayo, a member of the Virginia Organizing State Governing Board and local Danville Chapter leader, voiced the statewide organization’s support for this decision.
“I am proud that City Council listened to the overwhelming majority of citizens who are happy to see the flag come down. Virginia Organizing believes in the dignity and respect of all people. We believe in the building of strong communities, and the Confederate flag does not do that in Danville, or anywhere in the state.”
To interview a spokesperson for Virginia Organizing, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.