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Stoney Resigns from Jamestown Committee

Richmond's mayor is also bailing because of the Trump invite

Mayor Levar Stoney served on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's 2019 Commemoration steering committe.  He announced his resignation this week due to the invitation extended to President Donald Trump (and still not accepted).

As a member of the committee, wouldn't he have known that the president was invited last year?

Here's the text of his letter:

"It is with deep disappointment but great onviction that I submit my resignation from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation 2019 Commemoration Steering Committee and the First Africans to English North America Committee, effective immediately.

The upcoming celebration marks the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the Western Hemisphere and presents an opportunity to reflect upon the principles, enduring and evolving, that informed the founding of our commonwealth and our nation.  A president who labels those who disagree with him as un-American and ignorantly advocates for duly elected congresswoman, all United States citizens of color, to be sent back to their countries of origin has no place at this commemorative gathering in our commonwealth this weekend.

History has taught us there is nothing more patriotic, nothing more American, than raising a voice to authority.  I cannont and will not play a role in hosting a president that disparages those who do and denigrates our democracy in the process."

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