All five members of the Coweta County Legislative Delegation stand in opposition to the upcoming rally in Newnan by the National Socialist Movement. The members stand with the Mayor, City Council and Police Department and applaud the members of the faith community for coming together and offering positive alternatives for the community.

“Strength comes in unity and I’m proud of this community for standing strong against the evil nature of this rally and what it represents,” said Sen. Matt Brass (R – Newnan).

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"I share the dismay of my fellow Newnanites that we are the city the National Socialist Movement has chosen for their demonstration. I plan to shun them and unite with our local elected officials, our public safety personnel, our faith based community, and our good citizens to celebrate what makes Newnan such a special place to call home. We are a city anchored by our faith, hope and charity,” said Rep. Lynn Smith (R – Newnan).

“The racist, xenophobic views of the neo-nazi organization the National Socialist Movement are vile, vulgar, and venomous. I absolutely condemn their racist hate speech and their efforts to broadcast their poisonous ideology from Newnan,” said Rep. Bob Trammell (D – Luthersville).

“It is incredibly sickening to see the National Socialist Movement’s neo-nazi, hate- filled rally come to Coweta County. Coweta is a place that has tremendous diversity and a healthy respect for differences. Racist marches, rallies and speeches do not reflect the values of the citizens in Newnan or Coweta County,” said Rep. David Stover (R – Newnan).

“The views promoted by the National Socialistic Movement are reprehensible and are in no way keeping with the values of Coweta County. Our community rejects any effort to divide our citizens based on race, creed or color,” said Rep. Josh Bonner (R – Fayetteville).