New June

Over several days in June 1-5 2020, several significant events occurred for our Democracy, I can’t recall a week in my lifetime where many positive events took place in a short amount of time. While we are taking some steps forward, there is a long way to go still.

It’s worth noting that the month of June is celebrated by many as this is when Juneteenth takes place , which commemorates the ending of slavery.

The events:

Steve King, who has long been considered to be one of the most racist politicians, has lost his seat in the state of Iowa, a key battleground state for the election of the US Presidency.

Ella Jones, was elected the Mayor of Ferguson Missouri. She is the first woman and first black person to be elected the mayor of that city. Ferguson is known as the location of the murder of Michael Brown, by the hand of police. Major protests ensued following the killing and Ms. Jones winning the seat is directly connected to those protests.

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, announced the removal of iconic Richmond statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. As you are aware, the Confederate army lost the civil war , as they wanted to maintain the horrific status quo of enslaving black people in the United States of America.

The remaining three policemen who were complicit in the lynching of George Floyd were charged for their cowardly act.

Americans and people all over the world (Paris/Berlin/Amsterdam/etc), took to the streets and protested in unison, the killing of George Floyd and institutionalized behavior of police brutality.

James Mattis publicly spoke out against the President

The Mayor is Washington D.C. put up a Black Lives Matter sign and street name next to the White House

We have momentum, lets keep this going. Register. Vote. Protest. Donate. Volunteer.

Consider joining me in donating to these organizations:

https://colorofchange.org/

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

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