Westport Board of Selectmen Issue Statement in Response to Election Related Intimidation


The Westport Board of Selectmen, including First Selectman Jim Marpe, Second Selectwoman Jen Tooker and Third Selectwoman Melissa Kane, issued the following statement at yesterday morning’s Board of Selectmen meeting:

“As individuals, and as an elected group, we are very concerned about the recent incident of election-related intimidation and other negative and inappropriate election-related activities taking place in Westport. We stand with all town elected officials to say that acts of disrespect, hatred and violence have no place in Westport, whether election-related or not. We implore all Westporters to approach this election with activities and behaviors that show respect for others and reflect positively on our community. We must be committed to civil discourse and legal election activities regardless of the behaviors we may be witnessing in other communities or on a national level.”

For more information on voting rights and the 2020 elections, please visit the American Defamation League at https://www.adl.org/what-we-do/discrimination/voting-rights


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