These are unprecedented times we are living in. The status quo is shattered and our lives are forever changed. My deepest condolences to the families that have been severely impacted by this pandemic.
During this time of profound vulnerability and isolation, we have become witness to the murder of George Floyd. This event struck a nerve so deep in our nation’s soul, and erupted in an acute response to centuries of pain and suffering for people of color, especially the black community. Black Lives Matter. I am so proud of everyone who has gone to the streets and peacefully made their voices heard. As an elected official, I see you. I hear you and I appreciate your best efforts to stay safe during this pandemic.
I am working on these issues with community leaders of color and our local police chiefs who want to be a part of needed reforms as we move forward. Let’s all come together to enact the change required to build a more just future with everyone at the table. Keep using your voice, I am listening.
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