Last week in our Feel Good Friday Update we acknowledged where our country and our community is related to the murder of George Floyd. I, like many of you, still feel anger, sadness and frustration, but I am heartened by some of the things I’m seeing.
I attended a peaceful protest last weekend and saw a huge group of my community members standing together and standing up for change. I saw a diverse group made up of black, brown, white, young and old, standing together with one voice.
Last week, I also asked you to email me at
if you choose to unite with us to fight against hate, racism and injustice and I was inspired by the number of you who reached out and said “Sign me up”.
While we have a very long way to go, I find hope in the passion and action I'm seeing.
There are some who are asking an important question, what is different about this time?
I believe the difference is YOU. It’s your voice, it’s your passion, it’s your commitment to real action.
I believe that because of you and our ability and commitment to work together c
ollectively, we have a time like no other to drive real change in our communities.
We don’t have all the answers but we are open, we are listening and we are in this with you. In this week’s Feel Good Friday Update, we wanted to share some resources that we’re finding helpful and we hope you will too.
There have been great organizations and groundwork laid with our partners across the state and this is a great time for you to find ways to connect to this work and take real action.
If you are looking for ways to be involved and engaged, we have some resources below and if you want to partner with us as we continue to fight for equity, please email me at
During these times, I choose to believe in the power of YOU.