By Gwen Moore
The pain, suffering, and tragic murder of George Floyd will forever be burned into our country’s memory.
And we are seeing two of its elements converge upon another, with COVID-19 disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable Americans, namely people of color and the elderly, and police brutality continually stealing sisters, brothers, daughters, and sons from communities.
Now, people across America – women, men, the LGBTQ community, white, black, and brown folks – are raising their voices against the racism and inequities that continue to plague our society.
That’s why I am proud that Congress has taken important steps to create real change with the unveiling of the Justice in Policing Act.
We must work harder than ever to reduce poverty, improve access to affordable and quality health care and housing, and work towards securing environmental justice by guaranteeing clean air and water for every community.