I am so grateful and excited for the broad support we’ve received throughout the Commonwealth thus far. I am proud of the momentum we’re building, and this is a testament that this is truly a people-powered campaign.
I am thankful to the many Virginians who have taken the steps to mitigate the virus’ spread. While our Commonwealth is doing relatively better than a lot of other parts of our country, we are currently experiencing a rise in cases. Now more than ever, we must continue to follow proper social distancing protocol.
We just wrapped up our nearly 3 month long special session. This session was called for two very important reasons: to combat racial injustice, and to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While our Commonwealth still has a way to go before we can achieve true equality and security, I am so proud of the progress we made.
I hope you and yours are doing well. As we continue to fight against this pandemic, I wanted to give you some positive news.
While it is troubling to see much of the country experience a surge in cases, Virginia is one of a handful of states where cases have remained steady and relatively low. This is a testament to the sacrifice we Virginians have given to ensure this pandemic’s dire effects are mitigated.
It’s been about a month since the Governor gave a COVID-19 update. In that time, Virginia has trended towards a good direction. We have made great strides, but we can’t let up now. Now is not the time to be complacent, we must continue to practice social distancing measures and proper health safety protocols. We’ll get through this pandemic, but we need to do it together!
Today’s grand jury decision is both disturbing, yet completely unsurprising, because our justice system too often fails to value Black lives. My heart goes out to the friends and family of Breonna Taylor. She deserves better, and so does our country.