These last few weeks have been some of the toughest many of us have experienced. We work hard each day to represent the people in our district, but our role is so much more than that especially during difficult times. Like you, I am deeply concerned for our region, for our country. I am worried about our children. I am worried about the despair and disillusion, our health, and our livelihoods. Everyone is hurting but nobody should be hurting alone. I have been speaking with community leaders over the past few weeks and I will be navigating these major social challenges in partnership with them. It is hoped that this moment is the turning point in the fight against racism. Today, I want to say I am here. I am listening. And I am working to heal our community step by step.