BOONE, 23 August 2017 — The following statement was issued by the ASU College Democrats and the Watauga County Democratic Party Field Team:
On Monday night, a banner reading “A New Dawn is Breaking, Rise and Get Active, Identity Evropa” was hung on the Rivers Street bridge on the Appalachian State University campus, with the goal of establishing a presence for the white supremacist organization, Identity Evropa.
The Watauga County Democratic Party and Appalachian State University’s College Democrats reject and oppose any and all white supremacist ideologies. We stand in solidarity with marginalized students at Appalachian State University, especially students of color.
We are ready and willing to coordinate with campus and community groups to send the message to white supremacist organizations that they are not welcome on Appalachian State’s campus or in the greater Watauga County community.