| Participating Election
A false narrative has been created around what have been, in the vast majority of circumstances, peaceful protests. For too many Americans, this is not simply about the instances of injustice which sparked these protests, but the deep, systemic racial disparities that they live every day. Those of us who serve in elected office should be focused on addressing the underlying root causes driving these protests - - racism, economic and social inequities, and the need to reform our criminal justice system. Unfortunately, that is not the kind of leadership that we are seeing from the President and his Administration.