Letter from the Mayor
As we head into the weekend, now three months into the COVID-19 public health emergency and with peaceful protests continuing across the nation, I want to take this moment to say thank you.
The past three months have not been easy. But through it all, DC residents have been there for each other. We have sacrificed together. We have protested together. We have, time and time again, chosen hope over fear together.
I was proud last weekend to see so many demonstrators wearing masks while demanding justice—a true reflection of both this moment in history as well as our DC values. In DC, we can do both: we can demand change and also acknowledge the global pandemic that continues to threaten our community.
So, thank you, DC. Thank you for acknowledging the special responsibility we have to protect our most vulnerable neighbors. Thank you for sending a clear message to the nation and the world that Black Lives Matter. And thank you for continuing to believe that, together, we can build a more fair and more just America.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay ready to make change.
We are in this together, DC.