It is time for Congress to give our law enforcement officials the appropriate tools and resources they need to help us secure the promise of a safe community. America never hides in fear in the face of social and political turbulence. Instead, America always rises safer, stronger and freer. That’s the American way, and I vow to fight for it always.
As a mother and a former teacher, I know firsthand that having a strong, stable and safe community is vital to the next generation of Americans. Our young people depend on communities free of destruction and violence, with more economic opportunities and a healthier, more productive lifestyle. We must forcefully reject the destruction, looting and violence in America’s neighborhoods while restoring a strong relationship between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve.
The first step in restoring law and order