“I call on the Government of Uganda to let all votes be counted without interference. Election observers are impartial to the electoral process and should not be harassed nor arrested for doing their job, and I urge President Museveni to immediately investigate the arrest of any Ugandan election observers.
“Yesterday, we lost a lifelong public servant and beloved historian in Tom LaBonge – someone who absolutely loved Los Angeles and all the people in it. Tom’s tenure on the city council and his decades of service prior helped enrich our city’s future while restoring our important past.
“I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Brian Sicknick, who died defending the United States Capitol against the insurrection that occurred on Wednesday. Every single person involved in Wednesday’s riot should be arrested and prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law. If you have evidence connected to this incident, please contact the FBI.”
“Donald Trump should be removed from office today. That can happen one of two ways.
“Just as the world watched the killing of George Floyd on video, the world watched the shooting of Jacob Blake on video. Officers are rarely charged when they kill or injure Black people because the bar for prosecuting officers is too high. A victim has to prove that the officer intended to harm or kill the person involved in the incident.
“The disruption to human health and local economies by aircraft noise has long been overlooked or altogether ignored by the FAA,” said Congresswoman Bass. “I urge the Biden administration to appoint FAA officials who will finally address this issue that has plagued many of my constituents.”
"The Ugandan government must stop unlawfully arresting, detaining, and beating citizens who have opposing views. This action is clearly trying to intimidate Ugandans who oppose the government before the upcoming presidential elections.
“This pandemic has exposed the most vulnerable populations in our country – especially the nearly half a million young people in our child welfare system and those who ‘age out’ of foster care every year.
“I urge the Government of Uganda to release Nicholas Opiyo and investigate his unlawful detention by the Ugandan Security Forces. Mr. Opiyo must be given due process, and his unlawful arrest sends a strong message that the country has no regard for basic human rights and the rule of law.”
"Congratulations to the Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus – my friend Dr. Shirley Weber – on her appointment to serve California as the next Secretary of State.
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