TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Following reports of vandalism in the Killearn area, Representative Gwen Graham spoke out Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to speak out against hate.
"Across our country, incidents of hate crimes and harassment are on the rise," Rep. Graham said. "Just this past week, the trend reared its ugly head in my hometown of Tallahassee."
Killearn Lakes Plantation residents reported the shocking vandalism.
The letters "K-K-K" were painted on the side of a community office, the vandalism prompting Graham to take the house floor, speaking out against hate speech not only in Florida but across the country.
Graham went on to quote Elie Wiesel, calling on the public to act saying,
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. I won’t be indifferent. I won’t be silent. And I’m asking each of you to speak out against acts of hate wherever you see it. We cannot be bullied or intimidated — we must fight back. Together, we are stronger than any hatred."