LAGUNA BEACH – Dr. Hans Keirstead released the following statement on the planned white supremacist demonstration in Laguna Beach.
“First and foremost, my priority is the safety of our community. We have been reminded by the events in Charlottesville that this ideology has a long-standing history of violence and its purpose is to terrorize innocent people with brutality and intimidation.
I have spoken with and offered my full assistance to Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman and I have absolute confidence that the Mayor and the Chief of Police are doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of Laguna Beach residents.
I urge all who wish to stand up to and condemn this despicable ideology to avoid their demonstration and instead join the Laguna Beach community for a Unity Rally on Saturday the 19th and peacefully let these groups know that hate is not welcome in our home.”
Dr. Hans Keirstead: A husband, father, scientist and Orange County business leader, Dr. Hans Keirstead is one of the world’s leading innovators in stem cell research and medical treatments. Hans has led therapy breakthroughs for late-stage cancers, multiple sclerosis, ALS, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, and retinal diseases. Hans has launched multiple successful medical research companies in Orange County and is currently CEO at AIVITA Biomedical, where he is focusing on developing a cancer treatment that is helping 72% of late stage cancer patients to survive, in FDA-approved clinical trials.
California’s 48th District has been represented by Dana Rohrabacher for three decades. Congressman Rohrabacher’s ties to suspected Russian intelligence officials have garnered national attention. Hillary Clinton carried the district in 2016. Democratic registration in the 48th has increased steadily over the past several cycles.