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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer’s Statement

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For Immediate Release: 10/16/19

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Kelly McFalls, Public Information Officer & Webmaster

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Framingham, MA 01702

*Statement* Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer’s Statement on Anti-Semitic Social Media Activity At the Christa McAuliffe Charter School FRAMINGHAM - “ENOUGH! I’ve had enough! You should be fed up too! I’m angry! I’m disappointed, and I’m exhausted with the constant attacks on our residents. We will not stand for this any longer!

As Mayor, I’ve responded to numerous events of racism, islamophobia, homophobia, and anti-Semitism. It’s not enough to have vigils, prayer services, and condolence statements. We need action!

We, as a community, need to stand together to combat this hate. We must call out those who wish to live in a world inhabited only by people who think and look like them. Diversity makes us stronger. We are most powerful when we embrace our differences and use our gifts to enhance the lives of all.

I’ve spent the last few days recapping the events of this weekend that demonstrate intolerance, ignorance, and hatred. We are better than that in the City of Framingham. We must make unacceptable behavior unacceptable.

I stand firmly in my resolve to work with spiritual leaders, advocacy groups, schools, businesses and parents to stomp out hatred.”

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