MEDIA, PA – May 12, 2023 – Recently, there have been reports of the neo-Nazi hate group being present in Drexel Hill and other municipalities in Delaware County. Senator Tim Kearney issued the below statement condemning the hate group:
As an elected official representing the people of Delaware County, I strongly condemn the presence of neo-Nazis in our community. Their hateful and bigoted ideology has no place in our society, and we must stand together to reject it in the strongest terms possible.
As one of the most diverse counties in our Commonwealth, the presence of neo-Nazis in our county is not only a threat to the safety and well-being of our citizens, but it also undermines the values of inclusivity, diversity, and tolerance that we respect.
We must remain vigilant and take decisive action to ensure that hate groups are not allowed to gain a foothold in our community.
This incident is yet another sign why we need the state to address violent hate speech and crimes. I’ve introduced Senate Bill 63 to expand Pennsylvania’s protections against hate crimes to more targeted groups facing discrimination today.
I call on all residents of Delaware County to join me in condemning neo-Nazism and all forms of hate and bigotry. Let us work together to build a community that is inclusive, respectful, and welcoming to all, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, or background.