IFA’s Charlottesville Lawsuit Goes to Trial this October, Holding Accountable the White Supremacists Responsible for Unite the Right Violence
Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick released the following statement:
“Tomorrow, the City of Charlottesville will finally remove two Confederate monuments, following years of community activism.
“The statues gained national attention nearly four years ago during the Unite the Right violence.
“But we should be clear: Unite the Right was never simply about protecting Confederate monuments. The white supremacists and hate groups that orchestrated that deadly weekend used the statues as a guise for racist violence, which was always their goal -- planned meticulously in advance, as our lawsuit details.
“And this October, these extremists will finally be held accountable when our lawsuit goes to trial in federal court in Charlottesville.”
Integrity First for America (IFA) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to holding those accountable who threaten longstanding principles of our democracy—including our country's commitment to civil rights and equal justice. IFA is backing the landmark federal lawsuit against the two dozen neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups responsible for the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville. Trial is scheduled for October 2021. To learn more about the case, click here.