Prosperity Now Calls for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to Resign

Prosperity Now adds our voice to those calling on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign. The racist image that has surfaced, and Governor Northam’s abdication of responsibility for it, are abhorrent signifiers of the personal, structural and institutional racism that continue to plague our nation. It is particularly inexcusable for a public official to behave in this manner. Governor Northam has broken the public’s trust and must step down.


One of Virginia’s great strengths is its growing diversity, and the work of its committed people and institutions to advance equity and inclusion. If we truly wish to see prosperity and financial well-being for all, we must call out racism and discrimination in all its many forms, and make clear that this will not be tolerated among our public leaders – or anyone – in Virginia and our nation.

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