Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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November 9, 2023

Middletown Delegation Condemns Hateful Rhetoric After Neo-Nazi Flyers Found in Middletown

Today, state Senators Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) and Jan Hochadel (D-Meriden) along with state Representative Kai Belton (D-Middletown) released the following statements after the Middletown Police Department received calls from a number of residents in the city who received flyers for “The Nationalist Social Club”.

“I am disgusted by the news that neo-Nazi flyers have been distributed in Middletown,” said Sen. Lesser. “Nazism is an abhorrent ideology that belongs in the dustbin of history. I will do everything in my power to support state and local law enforcement and provide assistance to houses of worship and vulnerable communities as the need arises.”

“I was horrified and saddened to learn that these extremely offensive flyers were given out in our community of Middletown,” said Sen. Hochadel. “Hate has no home here in Middletown, in Connecticut, or anywhere in our Country. I commend the Middletown Police Department for raising awareness and doing what they can to ensure residents are safe.”

“The distribution of flyers in our community that promote messages of hate and division have no place here,” said Rep. Belton. “Middletown stands for inclusivity, unity, and mutual respect among people of all backgrounds. We will continue to support one another and demonstrate the strength of our community through actions of kindness and Compassion.”

Middletown Police say the information from these flyers have been forwarded to the appropriate State and Federal officials for monitoring.

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