I hope that you and your family are holding up okay under these difficult circumstances.
Never before have we faced so many challenges at once, with a raging pandemic threatening our health and our lives, a sharp economic downturn bringing severe hardship to so many, and a national uprising over race and policing forcing us to reckon with our history of injustice.
Summer’s glorious weather is upon us but there are no Little League games, concerts, parades or fireworks, and crowded stadiums, restaurants, salons, gyms and retail shops are a distant hope.
Phrases such as “social distancing” and “contact tracing” and “PPE” have entered our lexicon as we struggle to keep our kids engaged in remote learning and to sustain our small businesses. I hope we will emerge stronger from the COVID pandemic, but we still have a long way to go in these stressful and uncertain times.
No Baby Kissing This Year
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Our legislative work has intensified during the current crisis and I’ve been busy helping our first responders get the PPE they need, helping retired medical professionals get credentials to work in the hospitals, and helping countless people navigate through the bureaucracy to get their unemployment benefits, among many other demands. This is such a challenging time for all of us.