The past few weeks of demonstrations across the state, the nation and the world have stoked public and open conversations about racism, voting rights and civil rights that for decades have been labeled as too controversial to effectively address through legislation.
George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis has shaken the country to its core. Now as a nation we are facing facts, which on one hand make us uncomfortable yet at the same time, compel us as a people to make the changes required to promote economic justice, fairness in our criminal justice system and redoubling our commitment to the goal of ending injustice.
Today is National Nurses Day and the beginning of Nurses Week, May 6th – 12th and I want to make sure to thank them for their selfless commitment! Nurses have always been on the frontlines of care and an integral part of a healthcare system that would quickly fall apart and fail without them. This is especially relevant now as the country deals with the challenges of a pandemic that has brought them to the national spotlight.