Rep. Adam Ravenstahl: “… We are reminded that this pandemic is not over, and that we must remain vigilant.”
As always, I hope you are reading this in good health.
Over the last several months, we have worked to successfully flatten the curve in Pennsylvania. Our actions — and the difficult decisions we have all had to make, have unequivocally saved lives and slowed the spread of this deadly virus.
However, as we watch events unfold in Texas and Florida, we are reminded that this pandemic is not over, and that we must remain vigilant. That starts with wearing a mask when out in public. This simple step has been proven to slow the virus and save lives.
Also over the last several weeks, we have watched as thousands have taken to the streets in our region — and in towns and cities across our state and nation to demand change, to call for equality.
Before we broke for the summer, the House voted unanimously on two bills that would increase training for police officers, and strengthen hiring practices. This was a good first step, but we must continue to work for a better Pennsylvania, one in which everyone, regardless of race, gender, color or creed is treated equally and fairly, and every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The road is long, but we will get there, working together.
As always, if I can help you with any state-related matter, please reach out to my office. You can find contact and other information at www.RepARavenstahl.com.