Bustos Statement as George Floyd is Laid to Rest

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement: 

“My heart is with George Floyd’s family and loved ones as they lay him to rest today. Our nation mourns the loss of his life.

Over the past weeks, we have seen a long-overdue shift in our national conversation about police brutality and systemic racism; we must make sure that this is just the beginning of this conversation and that we remain committed to taking necessary action.

I will continue to listen to the needs of Black communities across our nation and in the Congressional district that I serve, work with Black leaders at the national and local levels, and lift up Black voices as they call for justice. We have work to do so America can be truly equal and free for all.”