Denver, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement in response to news that VDARE, an anti-immigration hate group, has cancelled their previously-scheduled April 2018 conference in Colorado Springs:
"Throughout our nation's history, groups have long abused our cherished freedoms by spewing hate. When they do, it is incumbent on all of us to affirm what is best about America: our commitment to equality, basic decency, and respect for others, and a recognition that our strength is inseparable from our diversity.
"That is exactly what happened today in response to VDARE's previously-planned event in Colorado Springs. Coloradans spoke up and named the organization's agenda for what it is: one of division and bigotry at odds with everything we believe. We stand with all Coloradans who feel threatened by those spouting hatred and inciting violence. Together, our voices and values will prevail."