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Steve Scalise Racism

Jefferson Parish Democratic Executive Committee (JPDEC) responds to Representative Steve Scalise’s EURO speech recollection

Metairie, LA – January 10, 2015

The Jefferson Parish Democratic Executive Committee (JPDEC) responds to Representative Steve Scalise’s EURO speech recollection

Scalise said had he known about the group's racist views, he wouldn't have attended the event, which was held at a Metairie hotel… EURO has been criticized by civil rights groups for promoting anti-Semitism and racism. (Times-Picayune 12/30/2014).

Regardless of whether Steve Scalise is a racist or not, he certainly panders to racists and uses racism in his messaging and demonstrates it in his voting patterns. Many of the long time and recently arrived residents of Jefferson Parish understand the racial messaging that regularly is used by Representative Scalise to attack positive government policies and political candidates.

The JPDEC proactively supports equality and justice for all. Congressional leadership should not include a representative who doesn’t. Racism has no place in our government or in our community.

JPDEC Scalise Racism Press Release

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