Mid-Hudson declared Hate Free Zone
BEACON – Over 100 supporters of the first ever Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone stood together in solidarity Saturday to support the rights of all peoples in the region.
The event in Beacon, put on by Hate Free Zone leaders from Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson and Community Voices Heard, was held as a response to the increasingly oppressive atmosphere for black, LGBTQ, Muslim, undocumented and Jewish residents supporters believe has been perpetuated by the incoming presidential administration.
One hundred people Saturday pledged to make the Hudson Valley a Hate Free Zone.
Due to President-elect Trump’s comments regarding deportation of undocumented persons, a main facet of the Hate Free Zone is to eliminate the fears of deportation for the undocumented and to remove the stigma against them.