Mayor pens open letter to Baton Rouge citizens appealing for unity

Mayor pens open letter to Baton Rouge citizens appealing for unity
Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome (Source: WAFB)

Information provided by Office of Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today (Friday, May 19) penned an open letter to the citizens of Baton Rouge:

Dear Fellow Citizens of Baton Rouge:

At my inauguration in January, I spoke about the fabric of our community and how it could be torn by the challenges of the day. I said that many would look at these challenges and choose to define us by the different and diverse pieces that exist. I stood before this city excited by the opportunity to help lead the unification of our different and disparate pieces of cloth into a wonderful, colorful, distinctive and inclusive quilt that will be the "new Baton Rouge." I spoke about how we could utilize the common and strong threads of respect, opportunity, fairness, inclusion, equity, and optimism to weave an amazing tapestry of growth and progress that touches every area of this parish and beyond. I had much hope then and I have much hope now.