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We Stand for Justice

Post Date:06/15/2020

The City of Rancho Cordova stands for justice, and we are united in our opposition to violence and racism. 

The horrific death of George Floyd was a tipping point in our nation’s history, and the protests we see raging across the United States, of people fighting for justice, calling for an end to racism, can no longer go unheard. Racism has no place in our country and no place in our city.  

Here in Rancho Cordova, people exercised their right to peacefully protest the tragic death of George Floyd and others. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, among other rights. In this country and in our city, people have every right to gather in protest, and we celebrate that right and will protect it. We stood with them for justice and an end to racism, and we will continue to stand with them. 

Now, we are focused on listening to our residents, understanding their concerns, making changes where necessary, earning trust and healing. We recognize that our efforts are not as simple as a statement. We pledge that we will continue to listen, to make positive changes, and to evolve until our black community, which has been rocked by so many unacceptable incidents, no longer feels the need to remind us that black lives matter. Because the fact is that black lives matter greatly to us. 

We are listening.

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