Fairfax, VA - Today, Dan released the following statement in response to the racist violence in Charlottesville, VA.
More than two centuries ago, on July 4th, 1776, our Founders set in motion a great experiment. They declared that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These, indeed, were revolutionary words. The struggle to realize their full meaning continues to this day.
During this Pride month, I’ve had the opportunity to pause and reflect and both appreciate the progress we’ve made as a nation, and to commit to the march toward change that still remains.
Our guest today is Dan Helmer. Dan is currently running for Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District to challenge Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock. Dan is a Rhodes Scholar who graduated from West Point and then supported counterterrorism and intelligence operations with multiple deployments overseas. He lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife Karen, a public school teacher, and his two sons Harris and Aaron.