As elected officials, they called for unity. As black mothers, they spoke about fear.

It was an encouraging moment to join Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller and Mayor Sheila Chalmers-Currin on the Unity Bridge in the Village of Matteson to express each of our individual reactions, as South Suburban elected officials,but more importantly, as mothers, to the murder of George Floyd. We each discussed how on every level of government, we will continue to pursue racial equity, justice and reform for the Southland.