WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement today in response to a CNN report on the racist acts against workers at the GM plant in Toledo.

“I am sad and outraged. We must stand with one voice and say together that we will not tolerate acts of racism and hate against our neighbors,” said Brown. “As we prepare to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King this weekend, we remember that Dr. King preached the deep connection between civil rights and workers’ rights. The two are inextricably linked and fighting for workers must also mean fighting the racism – both blatant and institutional – that makes it even harder for people of color to get ahead, no matter how hard they work.”