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MISSION STATEMENT

  • The Rapid Response Network is made up of individuals and faith communities. We acknowledge our fundamental belief that Americans of every heritage can live together, with equal rights and mutual respect. We come from different backgrounds, faiths, viewpoints, and personal characteristics, but we are one people by our respect for human rights and the Constitution. We believe our diversity gives us variety and vitality. Our common commitment - to equal justice and equal opportunity for all - gives our nation unity and purpose. As the beauty of God's rainbow is made up of a diversity of colors and not solely one color, so the beauty of God's grandeur is seen in God's creation of humanity

  • We believe hate acts and hate crimes attack the heart of America's identity as a caring, diverse and inclusive society. Persistence of religious, ethnic, and sexual intolerance tear at its very fiber .

  • A hate act is “an act in which the perpetrator intentionally selects a victim, or the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.” Hate crimes are acts of violence directed against the American ideal: that we can make one nation out of many different people.

  • It is our mission to rapidly identify, respond to and act upon episodes of hate in the greater Danbury area.