Charlottesville: Olivia Wilde Shares a Note From Her Mother, Who’s Running for Congress in Virginia

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Charlottesville: Olivia Wilde Shares a Note From Her Mother, Who’s Running for Congress in Virginia
Save for Donald Trump, the response to yesterday’s violence at a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has been nearly unanimous in its condemnation of racism, neo-Nazis, and other forces of intolerance. Everyone from Republicans who are usually supportive of Trump to Hollywood celebrities have spoken out, with one voice bridging the divide between politics and entertainment: Olivia Wilde, whose mother Leslie Cockburn hopes to join the House of Representatives next year.

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“My mother is running for Congress in Va,” tweeted Wilde. “This is her message to the people of Charlottesville regarding this hideous display of hatred.” Here’s the statement:

“Let’s stand up for the targets of the hate groups who have descended on Charlottesville. This weekend, spend money at a minority-owned business. Give generously to a charity that supports immigrants or African-Americans. Encourage law enforcement to
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