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Maryland Democratic Party’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd

May 29, 2020

It pains us to watch the senseless murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It pains us to hear the words “I can’t breathe” ignored by officers who took the oath to protect and serve. It pains us to see the President of the United States call our fellow Americans  “THUGS” and suggest violence against them.

No black man or woman should walk out of their houses and fear that they will never return. No black man or woman should feel unsafe in their own homes. No black man or woman should be afraid to go to a park or to church. 

We hear you George Floyd, we hear you Breonna Taylor, we hear you Ahmaud Arbery, we hear you Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, and the countless others whose names fill our hearts with sadness and a longing for this to end. 

 We as your state Party will continue to fight to end institutional racism and the violence against black men and women. We are one America and we stand for justice and fairness for all. 

Thank you,

Maryland Democratic Party