Racial Justice is not a zero-sum game. When justice rises for any citizen - we all benefit. When justice fails any citizen - we all lose.
Mr. President, we are not anarchists. We are peaceful patriots who love and support our brothers and sisters in the Black Community. We recognize where systemic racism exists. And we recognize we all need to stand together for what is right. We need policy changes not ‘domination’. These changes should include police policy reform, mass incarceration addressed, education policy, and more.
I condemn the after-hour violence the media highlights. But this is not the movement, and this violence will NOT be quelled by more violence – especially state-sanctioned violence.
We are reaching a dangerous point. We need leadership.
Governors, Mayors – this is your time to stand up. Lead.
Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and Commissioners -- this is your time. Please show protect & serve – ALL citizens. Show compassion and love, not power, and might.
Business Leaders – leverage your access and privilege.
Military Leaders – remember you exist to fight FOR us, you ARE us.
Let’s all act now to strive to contain state violence and advance dialogue for meaningful change.
I commit to working for change. I recognize that ‘all lives matter’ can't be true until BLACK LIVES MATTER. And so I march with the Black Community. I march for the Black Community. I march for our nation – one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice FOR ALL! #BlackLivesMatter #StrongerTogether