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Representative Price Statement on Nationwide Protests

May 31, 2020
Press Release

Raleigh, NC (May 31, 2020) – Congressman Price released a statement on the nationwide protests for change following the recent killings of black Americans:

“In North Carolina, and across the country, we’re seeing the bitter fruits of the racism ingrained in our society, of which the brutal police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery are only the most recent examples. It is important to freely express anger and outrage and to channel the outcry across the country, forcefully and peacefully, into meaningful action. We must not shy away when the conversation becomes uncomfortable or difficult, but instead confront this wretched history honestly and head on if we are going to heal.

“Change starts with each of us, in our own hearts, in our own homes, in our own communities. But it cannot stop there: every single one of the policy decisions we make must have an eye toward this history as we systematically dismantle the racism and its consequences that have plagued our society for too long. Together, we must all become change agents so we can realize a future where we are all truly equal.”