Neo-Confederate Group Moves Ahead with Conference Amid Covid-19 Outbreak - 2020-03-30

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F0.png Neo-Confederate Group Moves Ahead with Conference Amid Covid-19 Outbreak March 30, 2020, Southern Poverty Law Center

The 68-year-old Hill, president of the League, posted the following to the group's website March 18.

"At present, we are doing more than simply 'monitoring' the situation. We are actively making plans and raising funds to help our members who are in financial straits, and we are moving ahead with our plans for upcoming events, including our 2020 national conference in late June."

Hill's decision goes against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations against gatherings of more than 10 people. Older adults in particular are likely at higher risk for the disease, the CDC notes. The average age of the League's state chairmen and national staff is roughly 57.

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