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Andrew Gillum at Democratic convention: World is scary enough without more pols inciting more



Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is the only Florida Democrat speaking at the Democratic National Conventoion Wednesday. Some excerpts:

"The world can feel scary enough - without so-called leaders inciting fear for political gain. "

"Every day - black parents send their sons out with a deep sense of anxiety, hoping they will return safely. And every day- police officers kiss their loved ones heading to work – holding that same hope and similar fear in their hearts. "

"In these times of anger and fear, we can’t afford to retreat to our respective corners.  We can’t let this animosity grow.  And we’ve seen examples of communities and law enforcement coming together in crisis. To grieve together, and help each other heal. That is how it is supposed to work – and it’s on all of us to make that a reality in our communities."

"Because in the end, we all want the same things, and our fates are inextricably tied.  And together… with the right leadership… we can renew our trust in one another."

[Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2016 8:51am]


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