Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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House measure would renounce white supremacy

May 9, 2019
In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) on Thursday introduced H. Res. 364, a bipartisan resolution in the House with more than 30 members of Congress, including members of the San Diego delegation. Senators Harris and Feinstein introduced the resolution in the Senate on Wednesday

The resolution condemns the attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue, honors the memory of Lori Gilbert Kaye, recognizes the congregants who helped stop the attacker, acknowledges the community’s grief, and thanks law enforcement and emergency response officials. It also renounces the violence and growing white supremacy and white nationalism in light of American values of dignity and respect of all people.

“Our community continues to mourn the tragedy at Chabad of Poway. This resolution firmly condemns the hatred and bigotry that drove this act of terror,” Congressman Peters said.  “As I noted before asking the House to observe a moment of silence, we must follow this time of reflection with action. We must stop the rising tide of white supremacy, and we must act against gun violence.

“As I ask the House to formally renounce white supremacy and white nationalism, I also call on my colleagues to take steps to address the gun violence epidemic in our nation. Our work must not stop here,” said Rep. Peters.

The resolution has support from Representatives Susan Davis (CA-53), Mike Levin (CA-49), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Don Bacon (NE-02), Karen Bass (CA-37), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Mike Doyle (PA-18), Eliot Engel (NY-19), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Katie Hill (CA-25), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Grace Meng (NY-06), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), David Price (NC-04), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Harley Rouda (CA-48), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), and Norma Torres (CA-35).

Last week, Rep. Peters led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence for the victims, following the April 27 attack.