Groups in Moorestown push back against KKK messaging

Kimberly Adams
February 03, 2019 - 8:50 pm
South Jersey Democratic Socialists and Moore Unity combined to push back against messaging from KKK in Moorestown, N.J.

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MOORESTOWN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — No more KKK. That was message Sunday in downtown Moorestown as groups joined forces protesting a second rash of Ku Klux Klan fliers discovered outside homes last week. 

It was a show of unity: two groups, South Jersey Democratic Socialists and Moore Unity, with one message, said Unity's Karen Reinart.

"Moorestown's a community that doesn't tolerate this kind of hateful language. We're a welcoming community regardless of their background," Reinart said.

Stefani Kasdin drove from Cherry Hill, joining 30 others outside the Moorestown library. 

"If we don't show up for each other then who will show up for us?" Kasdin said.

Police discovered 17 letters with the "KKK" over a confederate statue on lawns, and that was enough for mom Lauren Rowello to get her two young sons involved.

"Children are a part of our community, and they deserve to be listened to," said Lauren Rowello.
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"Children are a part of our community, and they deserve to be listened to, have their voices heard as well," she said.

While police continue their investigation, Moore Unity plans monthly meet-greets with people throughout the community to spread unity.

"Our hope is that, through this, we will spread a greater sense of community," Rowello said.